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News: Hamilton Cardinals Announce Baseball Operations Changes

Photo by Art WardHAMILTON – The Hamilton Cardinals have named George Halim as their new General Manager and Dean Castelli as their Field Manager for the upcoming 2023 season.Halim is currently the Director of Canada at Prep Baseball Report and has a wealth of knowledge on baseball prospects throughout Canada. He also has MLB experience scouting for…

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HAMILTON – The Hamilton Cardinals have named George Halim as their new General Manager and Dean Castelli as their Field Manager for the upcoming 2023 season.

Halim is currently the Director of Canada at Prep Baseball Report and has a wealth of knowledge on baseball prospects throughout Canada. He also has MLB experience scouting for the Texas Rangers & Arizona Diamondbacks, and has been involved with building various baseball programs in the US & Canada, including the Fieldhouse Pirates, Humber College, and Niagara County Community College. Halim also has his own College Placement advisory firm where he assists High School players in their College recruiting process. Halim will be supported by returning Assistant General Manager Larry Wood.

“George is the perfect fit for our player-focused GM role. We believe that he brings energy to our organization and is well connected in the baseball community to help us build a competitive and contending team” said Dennis Concordia, Partner.

Field Manager Dean Castelli will return to the dugout in Hamilton. Castelli has been rooted deep into Hamilton IBL history. He has had success on the field as a player and in the dugout. Castelli was named the Rooke of the Year in 1993 as a player and was named the Manager of the Year in 2018 & 2019.

“I wanted to have Dean back in the dugout for this new era of Hamilton baseball. His passion for the community and this team is unmatched” said Eric Spearin, Managing Partner.

Joining Dean Castelli’s staff will be returning Assistant Coach Chris Piano and new Pitching Coach Chris Davies.

These announced changes conclude a long process to revamp the Hamilton Cardinals baseball operations after Jeff Lounsbury decided to step away from the organization to make way for a fresh start under new ownership. We thank Jeff and his coaching staff for their leadership over the past several years as they were able to navigate the team through the pandemic but also achieve significant success by advancing the team past the first round of Playoffs in three of the past four seasons.

Look for more exciting news about the 2023 season to be released soon.

About The Hamilton Cardinals

The Hamilton Cardinals Baseball Club is a member of Canada’s best league, the Intercounty Baseball League and are preparing for its 65th year as a franchise. The over 100-year-old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, established in 1919. For more information visit: https://www.theibl.ca & https://www.iblcardinals.ca

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News: Jackfish Sign McCoy Pearce for 2023

WELLAND – The Welland Jackfish announced today the signing of infielder McCoy Pearce for the 2023 season.Pearce, a Kamloops, BC native, joins the Fish following a highlight season with the Okotoks Dawgs of the Western Canadian Baseball League in 2022. In 41 games played, McCoy led the Dawgs in home runs (8) and RBI (45)…

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WELLAND – The Welland Jackfish announced today the signing of infielder McCoy Pearce for the 2023 season.

Pearce, a Kamloops, BC native, joins the Fish following a highlight season with the Okotoks Dawgs of the Western Canadian Baseball League in 2022. In 41 games played, McCoy led the Dawgs in home runs (8) and RBI (45) and hit .346 with 16 doubles.

“McCoy brings the Jackfish more power at the plate,” said Jackfish General Manager Jason McKay. “We are excited to welcome him to the Pond this season, we are sure our fans will come to love the power that he brings.”

The Okanagan College alumni hit .366 with 5 doubles, 4 triples, and 36 RBI in 2022 for the Coyotes, including hitting for the cycle in a 10-0 win over Edmonton on April 2nd, 2022.

The Welland Jackfish are a member of Canada’s top baseball league, the Intercounty Baseball League. The 100-year old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, with the league established in 1919, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. For more information, visit www.wellandjackfish.com or follow the Jackfish on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @wellandjackfish.

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News: Newton heads to the Frontier League

Photo by Matt HiscoxLONDON – The London Majors are proud to see former utility player Jakob Newton take the next steps in his baseball career, as he has signed with the Ottawa Titans of the Frontier League, an MLB Partner League.Newton is following a successful season as in 33 games he posted an impressive .366…

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LONDON – The London Majors are proud to see former utility player Jakob Newton take the next steps in his baseball career, as he has signed with the Ottawa Titans of the Frontier League, an MLB Partner League.

Newton is following a successful season as in 33 games he posted an impressive .366 average with 4 home runs and driving in 33 RBIs. Along with his offence, Newton moved to the infield when called upon after playing the outfield for Florida Tech University before joining the Majors.

The Oakville native was tied for the league lead with 4 triples and came second in Rookie of the Year voting. In the playoffs, Newton helped the Majors to their second-straight title by hitting .483 with 19 RBIs in 14 games.

The London Majors are a member of Canada’s top baseball league, the Intercounty Baseball League. In 2021 the London Majors won the IBL Jack & Lynn Dominico Trophy. The 100-year-old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, with the league established in 1919, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. For more information, visit www.londonmajors.com or follow the Majors on Facebook, Instagram, Tik-Tok, Youtube and Twitter at @Londonmajors.

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News: Barrie Signs 2021 IBL Rookie of the Year Hayden Jaco

BARRIE – He won the rookie of the year in 2021, and now he’s looking to continue that success in 2023. Hayden Jaco will join the Barrie Baycats for the upcoming 2023 season after signing with the club in mid-November.Jaco, 25, who was the primary catcher for the Majors in the first of their back-to-back…

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BARRIE – He won the rookie of the year in 2021, and now he’s looking to continue that success in 2023. Hayden Jaco will join the Barrie Baycats for the upcoming 2023 season after signing with the club in mid-November.

Jaco, 25, who was the primary catcher for the Majors in the first of their back-to-back championship seasons, hit .374 across 33 games in the regular season and postseason, with five home runs and 23 runs batted in. He also walked 14 times and hit two triples.

“He’s a hugely talented player at the plate at a crucial position,” said Baycats TV analyst Patrick Melbourne. “He showed what he can do with pitching staffs in 2021, and he’s got good speed behind the plate, which is rare to find in a catcher.”

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