By Darryl G. Smart
Brock Dykxhoorn is back on the mound.
The right-handed pitcher, from Goderich and spends time in Norfolk with his family, is in Taiwan and set to pitch for the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions, of the Chinese Professional Baseball League.
“I’m very excited to get a chance to keep playing baseball this year amongst all of the uncertainty going on around the world of sports,” Dykxhoorn said. “I’m grateful for this opportunity and want to make the best of it over the next few months.”
Already overseas, Dykxhoorn just completed his 14-day quarantine. The 25-year-old hopes to help bolster the Lions pitching staff. The Lions are currently 25-32, and sit in third place in the four-team league.
“I will have about two and a half weeks to prepare for the second half of the season here,” Dykxhoorn said. “I plan on being in game shape and ready to go for the end of the month, so that I can help my team win and make the playoffs.”
Dykxhoorn spent his 2019 season in the Korean Baseball Organization, with the SK Wyverns and the Lotte Giants. At the end of 2019, he represented Team Canada in the WBSC Premier12 tournament.