Barriere teenager Dylan Luison says he had an exciting spring training camp with his team the Kamloops AAA Midget Baseball Riverdogs. They started off the season at Disney World, Florida, where they played games, and participated in training at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports.
Dylan would like to thank everyone in the community that supported him with his fundraising for the trip, saying “It was a ‘Once in a lifetime’ experience.”
Since getting back Dylan’s team has been very successful with their league play – winning eight out of their first ten games. They are scheduled to play 44 games this season and three tournaments including the Provincials; which they will be hosting in Kamloops on the first weekend in August.
The local teen is a catcher, pitcher, fielder and designated hitter for the team. This is his second year with the Kamloops AAA Midget Baseball Riverdogs, and he is extremely committed to the game of baseball and hopes to continue playing at the University level in the future. Dylan encourages members of the community to “come out and watch the games”, and suggests folks can Google Kamloops Riverdogs for a game schedule.
As a gesture of appreciation for all the community support he has received, Dylan says he will be facilitating a free catching/hitting clinic for the Barriere Minor Softball league fairly soon, once a date has been determined. He looks forward to helping and encouraging team play and skills for local young players.