Parksville Royals Baseball Club hosts Bantam Trials in Comox – Comox Valley Record



The Parksville Royals Baseball Club is hosting trials for roosters March 6-7 at Highland Secondary Field in Comox. The Bantam age group is 13 and 14 years old.

The club plans to field a senior team and two Bantam teams in the spring. The lists will be finalized at the end of March. There are only two to four spots left on the senior roster. Roosters, however, require more time as coaches decide on the best solution for each player’s organization and individual development path.

The Royals – a founding member of the BC Premier Baseball League – have fielded youth teams for 27 years. In 2019, seven of the eight graduating players went on to play college baseball. During the club’s history, 88 players have used the team as a platform for professional and college baseball.

This season, the Royals are unable to form a junior team.

“There just wasn’t enough interest in this junior program, it’s the 10th year. With this COVID, we just saw a whole age group disappear, ”said Carl Bitonti, general manager of the Bantam Royals.

“We are limited to Vancouver Island because it is currently in our cohort,” he added.

This season, the Royals’ opposition will include the Nanaimo Mid-Island Pirates, the Victoria Eagles and the Victoria Mariners.

Bantam Trials are 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Highland on Saturday March 6 and Sunday March 7.

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For more information about the club, contact Bitonti at 778-912-2066, or Mike Parlow, Royals senior and junior general manager, at (250) 954-7850.



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