Welland lands IBL team
Bernd Franke, Regional Sports Editor
Welland has rounded up a herd.
Specifically, the Burlington Herd.
That's the Intercounty Baseball League franchise that will move and begin playing out of Welland Stadium in May 2019.
Niagara's second-ever IBL team and first in nearly 30 years will either be called the Jackfish, Pirates or Trail Raiders.
Results of an online name-the-team contest will be announced shortly.
A three-year contract with the municipality for use of the 2,500-seat ballpark went into effect after the bid to bring ticket-based baseball back to Welland cleared its final hurdle, approval from the league's board of directors.