The Kamloops NorthPaws continue to grow.
The new baseball team has announced the addition of its seventh player (and for some reason the fifth whose first name starts with a “T” and has a “Y”) with Tommy Green, an infielder from Courtenay on Vancouver Island.
Most recently, Green played the sport with Cuesta College, located in central California.
He grew up playing ball, so he has a few games inside BC under his belt. Before graduating from high school, however, Green was playing baseball more seriously and ended up playing part of his senior year in North Carolina, followed by stints in Kansas and California.
“Playing in different places has been a great experience, but coming back to our country with such a high level league and such a high level organization, it’s going to be a great experience,” he said in a press release. . “So that I can bring my family over and watch me and some friends, it’s going to be great to be back where it all started.”
Green is not the first in his family to play high performance baseball. His cousin, Taylor, played in the majors for two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers.
“(Taylor) like my older brother. He’s an only child so we text every day, call a ton. If I need anything, I’ll go see it. He grew up down my street in Courtenay. It was so cool to grow up and idolize him and be so close to him. We are extremely close, ”says Green.
An infielder, Green played the shortstop recently; however, he hasn’t had a game in 2020 due to injury and the pandemic.
“It’s someone who may have fallen through the cracks due to an injury who could be an impact player for us,” head coach Cole Armstrong said in the statement.
While spending the summer of 2021 in Kamloops, Green also has another new team; he also signed up to Oakland University, where he will play ball and continue his education.
I am truly delighted to announce that I have made a commitment at Oakland University to further my academic and athletic career! I want to thank my family, friends and coaches for their endless support! #Or @OaklandBASE pic.twitter.com/sA4W8ywrfv
– Thomas Green (@ Thomas59346236) November 24, 2020