Jackfish continue to reload by adding Barrett’s big bat

WELLAND - The Welland Jackfish, Niagara's sports entertainment destination, is excited to announce the signing of U.S. college standout Greyson Barrett (@g_barrett34)!

The 23-year-old Barrett is fresh off a monster season with Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, having been named an NAIA All-American after putting up some big numbers.  

The six-foot-two, 215-pound first baseman/outfielder compiled a .415 batting average with 20 home runs, 88 RBI and a 1.278 OPS in 200 collegiate at-bats in 2023. 

He was named the 2023 Sooner Athletic Conference Player of the Year while also earning a conference Gold Glove award for his defensive play in left field. 

“Greyson brings a big bat and is equally as defensively, this will deepen an already loaded lineup and make an impact in the IBL,” said Jackfish General Manager Jason McKay. “He has a big presence whose best days are still ahead. I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do in the IBL.” 

In 509 at bats over three college seasons at Texas Wesleyan, the duo US/Canadian citizen had 82 extra-base hits – including 43 home runs – with 180 RBIs, a .356 batting average and 1.103 OPS.

The Jackfish return to The Pond on Saturday, May 18th at 6:05 pm for their 2024 Home Opener. Season membership and flex plans are on sale now at wellandjackfish.com/2024 or by calling 905-735-9834.

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