Gillis invited to Canadian camp

Langley teen among the participants this weekend for Canadian junior national softball team selection camp

Langley’s Taylor Gillis is trying out for Canada’s U19 junior national softball team this weekend. Gillis was a freshman at SFU this past year.

Langley’s Taylor Gillis is trying out for Canada’s U19 junior national softball team this weekend. Gillis was a freshman at SFU this past year.

Taylor Gillis is among the invitees for the Canadian junior national softball team selection camp.

Gillis, a freshman outfielder for the SFU women’s softball team, was among 28 players invited to the selection camp which begins June 27 in Cloverdale.

She earned an invite after attending a regional identification camp in Cloverdale from May 22 to 24.

The final team will be selected after the camp concludes on June 30 and will compete in the Futures Gold division of the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship in Surrey. It runs July 6 to 12.

The team will also regroup for a training camp July 30 to Aug. 5 in Brampton, Ont. prior to travelling to Oklahoma City, OK where they will compete at the junior women’s world championships Aug. 9 to 15.

Gillis, a  2014 Walnut Grove Secondary graduate, broke the SFU freshman record for at-bats in a season with 155 plate appearances. Gillis had 38 hits, two home runs and a dozen RBIs.