Royal award for Sardis grad

The transition to post-secondary baseball is going well for Chilliwack native Brad Fitzsimmons, a pitcher with Douglas College.

Sardis secondary school grad Brad Fitzsimmons was given the Jesse Penner Memorial Award as Douglas College held its athletics banquet March 27.

Fitzsimmons graduated from Sardis in 2012.

A product of Chilliwack Minor Baseball and the Sardis Baseball Academy, he was recognized for his leadership, work ethic and team loyalty.

The award is named in memory of a former student and baseball player at Douglas College who passed away suddenly in 2006.

Fitzsimmons is in his second year at Douglas College. He is a right-handed pitcher for the Royals.