Grand Forks’ Van Camp taking benefiting from B.C. Summer Games experience

Grand Forks resident Travis Van Camp is using his experience from the B.C. Summer Games to his advantage.

Grand Forks resident Travis Van Camp is using his experience from the B.C. Summer Games to his advantage.

 

Van Camp, played second base for Team B.C. at the 2010 B.C. Summer Games in Langley, B.C.

“It was fun; it was a really good experience,” explained Van Camp when asked about 2010.

 

Although the 15-year-old won’t be taking part in the upcoming B.C. Summer Games in Surrey, his skills on the diamond enabled him to earn a spot with the Trail-based, under-17 West Kootenay Diamondbacks baseball team of the Spokane American Legion league recently.

 

“That experience helped with everything – hitting and fielding,” Van Camp said when asked what about 2010 benefitted him.

 

He estimates that his batting average during the 2010 summer games was somewhere between .250 and .285 and he had butterflies going in.

 

“There was a lot of people there and it was just nerve-wracking,” reminisces Van Camp. “At my first at bat, I was hoping to make a hit.”