Jackfish Sign Lefty Chris Boatto

WELLAND - The Welland Jackfish, members of the Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) today announced the signing of left-handed pitcher Chris Boatto for the 2019 season.

Boatto, a 24 year-old from Maple, ON, is entering his third Intercounty season. Boatto made nine appearances last season with the Burlington Herd including seven starts where he went 1-4 with forty-one strikeouts and sixteen walks.

“Chris is a hard throwing left and competes night in and night out” said Jackfish General Manager Jason McKay. “Chris has a strong dependable arm that is effective whether he is starting or in relief, we are very excited to have him again this season.”

The 6'0", 180 pound lefty pitched for Alderson Broaddus University where he recorded a three season total 4.01 ERA with 110 strikeouts and a record of 13-7.

The Welland Jackfish take to the field at Welland Stadium in May 2019. Season Memberships are now on sale for as low as $5 per ticket. To purchase visit www.wellandjackfish.com.

The Welland Jackfish are a member of Ontario's most elite 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