Jackfish Sign IBL All-Star Morello for 2022
WELLAND - The Welland Jackfish, Niagara's most unique and entertaining sports team, today announces the signing of 2021 IBL All-Star Gianfranco Morello for the 2022 season.
The 5'11", Toronto, Ontario native joins the Jackfish following a career-high season with the Brantford Red Sox in 2021. In 28 games played Morello recorded a .346 average with 7 doubles, a triple, 17 RBI and 13 stolen bases. These numbers earned Morello a nod on the IBL second-team All-Star roster.
Gianfranco spent his college career with the University of Charleston Golden Eagles where be recorded a career .321 average with 47 doubles, 13 triples, 10 home runs, and 73 stolen bases.
"Gio is a multi-tool player that has speed, pop in the bat, and is a plus defender," said Jackfish General Manager Jason McKay. "Morello is a key component in the aggressive "make things happen" approach the fans in Welland have come to expect."
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.