Story by Glenn Ivens/Photos by Christian J. Stewart
Victoria’s Jason Willow is back home preparing for the BC Minor Baseball Provincials after an all star performance at the Continental Amateur Baseball Association U12 World Series in Sylvania, Ohio last week.
Willow, who along with his BC teammates went a perfect 8-0 to win the tournament, had a complete game 9 strike out performance in round robin play, as well as knocking in the winning runs in the Championship final, was named Tournament MVP for his strong play at the plate, on the mound and at shortstop.
Jason Willow in action at Carnarvon Park. (photo by Christian J. Stewart)
Anyone who knows Willow knows this honor comes as no surprise as the 13 year old excels at every sport he plays. He starred with the Gorge U13 Gold soccer team, has won the 100m the last 4 years at the City Track and Field Championships, plays scrum half on the Rockheights 7’s rugby team and won the City Championship in U13 basketball as a point guard and power forward and was a scoring ace in lacrosse before switching to baseball.
All round athlete Jason Willow seems to excell at what ever sport he plays. (photo by Christian J. Stewart)
Willow’s father John attributes his success to great coaching and mentoring from the likes of Jesse Blackstock, Derek Gale and Dave Gramlich along with the close relationship he has with his older brother Evan, a fine ball player in his own right who plays for the BCPBL Victoria Mariners, who always found time for his younger brother.
Island Sports News would like to extend a hardy congratulations to Jason and all his Team BC teammates on a job well done and we look forward to hearing more from you in the future.