A Sherwood Park baseball talent is on his way to a prestigious tournament. 

Baseball has ruled Liam Teierle's world for most of his life. The Sherwood Park teenager picked up the bat ten years ago and never turned back. Now, at the age of 14, he has been selected to compete in the 2022 Zone Championships in Strathmore and Cheadle. 

“I felt excited about playing for them, this is my first time playing for Zones, so this is going to be a fun tournament,” he said. 

The competition features the top U15 athletes in the province selected during talent ID camps in the spring. Teierle is the only player from Sherwood Park to have qualified for the championships held every two years. 

Teierle will be a member of the Zone 5 team, which is one of eight participating. He explained that he is looking forward to seeing the level of competition at the tournament. 

“I’ll get to see all the different zones and meet new people,” Teierle explained when asked what he’s looking forward to this weekend. 

He hopes to play in the MLB someday, but his favourite thing about baseball is having fun with his teammates, whether on the bench or the field. 

The 2022 Zone Championships take place this weekend, Aug. 19-20.