Four Jackfish Return to the Pond

WELLAND – The Welland Jackfish, Niagara’s best summer show, is proud to announce the return of Jackfish veterans Casey Howard (RHP), Chris Boatto (LHP), Rich Corrente (LHP) and Nolan Pettipiece (IF) for the 2020 season.

Howard, a 5-foot-11, right-hander, re-joins the Fish for his fifth season of IBL baseball and second in a Jackfish uniform. Last season, Casey recorded a 3.64 ERA with 22 strikeouts and 15 walks. The Brantford, Ontario native also suited up for the Burlington Herd and Brantford Red Sox through his IBL career.

Boatto, a 6-foot, southpaw, enters his fourth season in the IBL. Last season, Chris recorded a 3.19 ERA with 26 strikeouts and 11 walks during 36.2 innings of work. The Maple, Ontario native pitched for Alderson Broaddus University where he recorded a three season total 4.01 ERA with 110 strikeouts and a record of 13-7.

Corrente, a 6-foot-2, southpaw from Chatham, Ontario, enters his sixth season on the bump. Last season Rich recorded a 3-2 record with 18 strikeouts. Rich was named to the 2017 Intercounty Baseball League Second Team All-Star squad.

Pettipiece, a 5-foot-10, infielder from Burlington, Ontario, is the most senior player of the Jackfish roster. Entering his eighth IBL season, Nolan is coming off his second best season at the plate. Last season Nolan recorded a .280 average with 5 doubles, 12 RBI and 7 stolen bases.

The Jackfish will kick off their second season on May 16, taking on the London Majors at the Pond. Single game tickets go on sale on April 13. Book your group outing today by calling 905-736-1346 or emailing