Minor baseball season is nigh

The season is fast approaching and online registration for 2012 is officially open.

PARKSVILLE — From Oceanside Minor Baseball president Mike Parlow: a reminder the season is fast approaching and that online registration for the 2012 season is officially open (register before April 1 and receive the early-bird discount).

Beyond that, development camps, player evaluation camps and coaching clinics will be held between March 27 and April 8.

• Tadpole/Rookie/Mosquitos: Tues., March 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Kwalicum Secondary School.  This is a combined Player Development and Coaching Clinic. All Tadpole and Mosquito players and coaches/asst. coaches/parent helpers are encouraged to attend.

While the players run through drills and games, parents will receive coaching instruction from Terry McKaig, head coach of the UBC Thunderbirds baseball program.

• Mosquitos:  Evaluations on Sun., April 1, from 10:30 to noon at OMS.

• Peewees: Player evaluations run from 6-8 p.m. at Qualicum Beach Elementary School. Players are encouraged to attend all three days which are  March 27, 29, and April 3.

• Bantams: Player evaluation date and location TBA.

• Midgets: Player evaluation goes Tuesday, April 3, 6-8 p.m. at Inouye-Wallace (Royals) Field at Springwood Park.