Congratulations are in order for 18-year-old Dylan Luison of Barriere, who has been selected to play in the 2012 National AAA Midget Baseball Championships in Quebec City Aug. 16-20. The Barriere Secondary 2012 grad will join 17 other players chosen in the province to be a member of Team BC.
Luison attributes his success in the sport to participating in the Barriere Minor Softball league from the age of four through 12, and then most recently participating and playing in the Kamloops Riverdogs’ Baseball Program.
Luison’s hardwork, commitment and love of the game has led him to two Provincial gold medals, (one in Bantam softball, and one in AAA Midget baseball), one Summer Games gold medal (Bantam softball), two trips to the Western Canadians, as well as gaining experience playing in numerous games and tournaments in the U.S. and Canada.
Luison says he is very excited about going to the Nationals as it is his last year in the Minor League; then he is off to Thompson Rivers University and new experiences. His accomplishments and participation in the sport has given him many opportunities to meet people, travel and develop in both mind and body.
The athlete’s parents, and family say they are very proud of him and wish him much luck at the National Championships.