2019 Rookie of the Year Returns to the Pond

Welland, Ontario - The Welland Jackfish, members of the Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) are excited to announce the signing of 2019 IBL Rookie of the Year Brendon Dadson.

Dadson, who returns to the Jackfish following spending time in Australia and the United States is currently finishing playing for the Wolfpac of the Yinzer League. In 27 games played, Dadson recorded a .369 average with 8 doubles, 2 triples, a home run, and 19 RBI.

Before joining the Yinzer League, Brendon spent time with the Cologne Cardinals of the top German baseball league. 

In 2020, He hit five home runs, drove in 20 runs while compiling a .581 batting average, .667 on-base percentage — and a 1.29 slugging percentage — in 43 plate appearances in 10 of the team’s 14-regular-season games.

“Getting Brendon back not only stretches out our order it also gives the coaching staff a plus defender that is comfortable anywhere he is put on the field," said Jackfish General Manager Jason McKay. "The former collegiate shortstop played primarily on the corners in his 2019 Rookie of the Year season but again,  can play anywhere required on any given day.  The fans will be excited to have Brendon’s style of play back in Welland, he can run, he can defend and he can sure as hell hit so we are thankful to add him back into our line-up."

Join the Jackfish on Thursday, July 22nd as they welcome the Kitchener Panthers to The Pond for $3 Beer Night presented by Newark Brewing Company. Enjoy a 12oz Pond Water Lager for only $3 until the end of the third inning. For tickets visit wellandjackfish.com/tix or call 905-735-9834.

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.