Dei Baning Headlines OCAA Men's Baseball Awards

WELLAND - The Welland Jackfish, members of the Intercounty Baseball League (IBL), are pleased to announce that Jackfish outfielder Dennis Dei Baning has been named the 2021 Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Men's Baseball Player of the Year.

The fifth-year outfielder led all OCAA players with five home runs, 27 RBI, 23 runs scored and 41 total bases. Dei Baning batted a slash line of .429/.559/.976. He guided Humber to the league's second-best win percentage of .786 (11-3). Dei Baning is also an OCAA All-Star.

In 23 games played with the Jackfish, Dennis recorded three doubles, two home runs and seven RBI.

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 or follow the Jackfish on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @wellandjackfish.