Baseball season is just around the corner.
The Parksville Royals are getting ready and have selected the players that will lead this year British Columbia Premier Baseball League campaign.
The 2019 Senior Royals will see a good core of veteran players returning to the fold. This year’s roster is composed of Anson McGorman, Ben Munger, Brodie Comerford, Carter Chard-Hill, Conner McNamee, Connor Hall, Jacob Volkers, Keegan Chard-Hill, Kieran Bowles, Max Kolopenuk, Nathan Lagos, Nolan Macdonald, Shae Verral, Tim Holyk, Travis Frank, Trevor Nicoll, Tyler Dobson and Tyler Newby.
The Senior Royals will play their first league game at home when they host a doubleheader against the Whalley Chiefs on April 14.
The Junior Royals roster has also been formed.
They are Austin Walper, Cameron Bell, Cody Jackson, Elijah Oelke, Ellis Vugteveen, Ethan Aston, Ethan Dean, Kevin Mulrooney, Logan Campbell, Nash Donkersley, Nathan Underhill, Owen Crouse, Trevor Carter, Will Fox and Will Roberts.
The Junior Royals play their first league game on the road when they play back-to-back games against Victoria Junior Mariners at Henderson Park on April 13.
Then the next day, April 14, the Junior Royals host the Coquitlam Redlegs at 1 p.m. and at 3:30 p.m. at Springwood Park.
The Bantam Royals squad has also been selected.
They include Landon Bowers, Owen Lagos, Carter Hall, Ryan Deagle, Liam McNamee, Thomas Plant, Ethan Vaton, Keitaro Adachi, Breydan Riecker, Braendan McLaughlin, Rylan Baikie, Tyler Kolopenuk, Owen Taylor and Garreth McDonald.
The Bantam Royals open their season against the Victoria Bantam Mariners Navy on April 20 at 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Rotary Field. The next day, April 21, the Bantam Royals host the North Shore Bantam Twins at Rotary Field at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.