Three White Rock Tritons’ products will suit up for the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) WolfPack’s baseball team in the fall.
Shortstop Tony Tabor, infielder Tanner Sandstrom and catcher Evan Douglas will attend the Kamloops university and play under head coach Ray Chadwick in the Canadian College Baseball Conference ranks.
“I felt very strong that I wanted to go to TRU once I got to have a full showing of the campus, facilities and the awesome baseball program they have to offer,” said Sandstrom, who will pursue a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
“With two of my teammates going there as well, it is going to make it a lot easier to make the transition to university.”
The Tritons are 11-29 in British Columbia Premier Baseball League play this season.
Douglas is hitting .274 with five doubles, 29 hits and two stolen bases.
Tabor is hitting .248 with 28 hits, four doubles, a triple and 14 stolen bases.
Sandstrom, a pitcher-turned-infielder, has four stolen bases this season.
All three of the players were part of the 2007 Triton team that won provincials, nationals and represented Canada at the Little League World Series.
— With files from TRU