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News: Jackfish Announce Major Upgrades to Welland Stadium Ahead of 2023 Season

WELLAND – The Welland Jackfish announced plans for major upgrades to Welland Stadium, the home of the Jackfish. The renovation project will begin immediately and is expected to be ready in time for the 2023 season.Headlining the project will be the installation of stadium seats throughout the majority of the seating bowl, which will make…

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WELLAND – The Welland Jackfish announced plans for major upgrades to Welland Stadium, the home of the Jackfish. The renovation project will begin immediately and is expected to be ready in time for the 2023 season.

Headlining the project will be the installation of stadium seats throughout the majority of the seating bowl, which will make Welland Stadium the first IBL park with stadium box seating throughout the building. Additionally, the Tackle Box Merchandise shop will relocate to a new shipping container shop on the right field berm.

“As I have said since my first day, one of our biggest priorities is to enhance the game day experience for our fans,” said Jackfish President and Director of Fun, Ryan Harrison. “These improvements to Welland Stadium will allow us to improve the experience for every person who walks through our gates, draw more fans to the stadium and in turn give our players a stronger home field advantage. This project will also make our facility a more active and engaged community asset that serves as a more attractive destination for additional baseball and non-baseball events.”

The new seats, produced by Hussey Seating Company and acquired by the Jackfish, will replace the existing bleacher seating throughout the stadium. Each of the new seats will include a cupholder and armrests, creating a significantly improved overall experience for guests at all Welland Stadium events.

“With an outdoor venue where we host many of our games and events during the summer months, everything we can do to give our visitors a more comfortable experience is important,” Harrison said.

The project represents the second major improvement to the facility since the Jackfish arrived in Welland in 2019. Shortly after arriving to the Rose City, the Jackfish invested in many upgrades including facility paint refresh, locker room upgrades, new LED videoboard project in partnership with the City of Welland and 2022 Canada Summer Games, new “The Dock” VIP section and more.

“We would like to thank the City of Welland for working with us to install the seats, we have been in conversation with the City to work together to get the seats installed well before the start of our 2023 season on May 18th.”

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: Brantford Signs Jeremie Veilleux

Photo by Art WardBRANTFORD, ON – The Brantford Red Sox, members of the Intercounty Baseball League, are happy to announce that Jeremie Veilleux has been signed for the upcoming season. A 23-year-old catcher from Oakville, Ontario, Jeremie joins the Brantford Red Sox after 2 outstanding seasons with the Hamilton Cardinals.  Jeremie hit .273 over 67 total…

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BRANTFORD, ON – The Brantford Red Sox, members of the Intercounty Baseball League, are happy to announce that Jeremie Veilleux has been signed for the upcoming season. 

A 23-year-old catcher from Oakville, Ontario, Jeremie joins the Brantford Red Sox after 2 outstanding seasons with the Hamilton Cardinals.  Jeremie hit .273 over 67 total games played with the Cards in 2021 and 2022. 

Jeremie was also named OUA rookie of the year and a 2nd team all-star with the McMaster Marauders in 2018.

The Brantford Red Sox were founded in 1911 and have won 15 Intercounty Baseball League titles. For all the latest updates follow the Brantford Red Sox on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and TikTok. Subscribe to the Brantford Red Sox YouTube channel for live and on demand streaming of home games.

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News: Maple Leafs Hire Jeff Lounsbury as General Manager

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club (@iblmapleleafs) announce today they have hired Jeff Lounsbury as the club’s General Manager. The Niagara Falls native brings over 10 years of IBL experience to Toronto.Before joining the Maple Leafs, Jeff spent the last four seasons as the General Manager of the Hamilton Cardinals leading the team…

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TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club (@iblmapleleafs) announce today they have hired Jeff Lounsbury as the club’s General Manager. The Niagara Falls native brings over 10 years of IBL experience to Toronto.

Before joining the Maple Leafs, Jeff spent the last four seasons as the General Manager of the Hamilton Cardinals leading the team to several playoff milestones. The former Brock University Head Coach is one of the winningest coaches in Canadian university baseball and a three-time Ontario coach of the year over his 20-year career at Brock.

Lounsbury led the Badgers to two CIBA National Championships (1998, 1999), four OUA Championships (2002, 2004, 2010, 2014), three Ontario West crowns, seven CIBA Championship appearances, six OUA regular season titles, and 11 consecutive 20-plus win seasons.

Lounsbury was named the OUA Coach of the Year three times (2005, 2012, 2014) and was inducted into the Niagara Falls Sports Hall of Fame in January 2016.

“I am honoured to be given the responsibility of assisting the Maple Leafs into a new era at Christie Pits” said Lounsbury. “I respected Jack and this franchise so much over my years in the IBL and am here to help support this club’s passionate fan base, supports, volunteers, and dedicated core of veteran players.”

“It is crucial to preserve the hard work and dedication that others before me have done to usher in a new era of Maple Leafs baseball at The Pits.”

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a member of Canada’s best league, the Intercounty Baseball League. The over 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.mapleleafsbaseball.com or follow the Maple Leafs on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @iblmapleleafs.

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News: Brantford Signs Kieran Bowles

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brantford Red Sox, members of the Intercounty Baseball League, are happy to announce that Kieran Bowles has been signed for the upcoming season.Kieran is a 22 year old native of Parksville, BC. He joins the Brantford Red Sox after playing last season with the London Majors. Kieran is a versatile player…

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BRANTFORD, ON – The Brantford Red Sox, members of the Intercounty Baseball League, are happy to announce that Kieran Bowles has been signed for the upcoming season.

Kieran is a 22 year old native of Parksville, BC. He joins the Brantford Red Sox after playing last season with the London Majors. Kieran is a versatile player who was used primarily as an infielder with the Majors, but can also pitch and catch. He batted .296 in 32 total games with London, including hitting for an outstanding .556 in the postseason on his way to winning an IBL championship with the Majors. 

Kieran brings an impressive baseball resume to Brantford. He played at the junior college, NAIA and NCAA Division I levels in the U.S, has trained at Driveline in Washington and Caged Athletics in Nanaimo, and also has coaching experience.

On behalf of the Brantford Red Sox organization and its fans, welcome to Brantford Kieran!

The Brantford Red Sox were founded in 1911 and have won 15 Intercounty Baseball League titles. For all the latest updates follow the Brantford Red Sox on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and TikTok. Subscribe to the Brantford Red Sox YouTube channel for live and on demand streaming of home games.

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