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.

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