Ladner native brings Canadian baseball to Nicaragua
Okanagan College Coyotes’ catcher Tyler Pentland (Ladner) spent his UBCO reading break in San Cayetano, Nicaragua as part of a Habitat for Humanity team building a brick house for a local family. As it turned out, the father of the young family, Henry, was an avid baseball player. He also got a chance to show Tyler what he has as a pitcher.
The entire Pentland family (John, Glenda, CJ and Tyler) was part of the Habitat team that went to Nicaragua. Joining them was Glenda’s brother (Tyler and CJ’s Uncle) Bryce Paton, a level five umpire from Calgary, Alberta (in the photo).
The Pentland family also had a chance to distribute a team set of uniforms donated by Ladner Minor Baseball to a team of 12 year old players. Tyler and his brother CJ got a chance to play an inning of a game with the boys, with John and Bryce umpiring.
Congratulations Pentland family.