Jackfish Sign Niagara Native Marriott

WELLAND – The Welland Jackfish, members of the Intercounty Baseball League (IBL), today announced the signing of Niagara Falls native, Eric Marriott for the 2021 season.

Marriott, a 6’0, 195-pound outfielder, joins the Jackfish for his first IBL season. The Mitchell College alumni spent two years with the Mariners recording a .359 average with 9 doubles, 3 triples, 7 home runs, and 62 RBI over 83 games played between 2018 and 2019.

"We’re very pleased to be adding Eric to our 2021 roster," said Jackfish Field Manager Brian Essery. "He will give us good defence in the outfield as well he’s as a solid contributor at the plate. We expect big things from Eric as we chase a championship in 2021."

In 2018, Eric was a NECC All-Conference first-team selection while leading the NECC in walks, on-base percentage and ranked among the leaders in runs (2nd), batting average (3rd), hits (3rd), RBI (t-3rd), triples (t-4th), steals (6th) and home runs (t-7th). In 2019 he was a NECC All-Conference first-team selection, led the NECC in runs, steals, hit by pitch, and fielding percentage, and ranked among the leaders in sacrifices (4th), walks (5th), on-base percentage (6th), hits (8th) and homers (9th).

“I am excited to be a part of what’s being built in Welland and thrilled about the opportunity to compete for a ring so close to home," said Marriott. "It’s time to Get Hooked!”

Marriott spent the 2019 summer with the Moose Jaw Miller Express of the WCBL. In 47 games played, he recorded 4 doubles, 17 RBI, and 21 stolen bases.

The Welland Jackfish are a member of Canada’s top 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.