Romanin, Wood Return to The Pond

WELLAND – The Welland Jackfish today announce the return of Mattingly Romanin and Tyler Wood from the inaugural 2019 season.

Romanin, a 5-10 infielder, rejoins the Jackfish following a productive 2019 season. In his fourth IBL season, Mattingly recorded a .294 batting average with two doubles, a triple, eight RBI and six stolen bases during eighteen games played.

Being selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 39th round of the 2015 MLB Draft, Romanin Split the 2017 season with the Blue Jays’ Single-A affiliate clubs the Vancouver Canadians of the Northwest League and the Lansing Lugnuts of the Midwest League, Romanin collected 36 hits, 13 doubles, 17 RBI, and two stolen bases over 57 games played, winning the Northwest League Championship with Vancouver.

The Burlington, ON product graduated from Notre Dame High School in Burlington and spent time with the Ontario Terriers before committing to Chicago State University. In his time at the NCAA Division-1 school from 2012-15, Romanin became the team’s all-time leader in hits (224), RBI (118), and doubles (41), while also earning 2013 All-GWC (Great West Conference) First Team and 2014 All-WAC (Western Athletic Conference) Second Team All-Star honours.

Wood, a 5-10, a left-handed pitcher from Niagara Falls, rejoins the Jackfish following eight-game appearances in 2019. In 17.1 innings of relief, Wood recorded six strikeouts and twelve walks. 2021 will be the former Fanshawe College Falcon's third season in the IBL.

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 or follow the Jackfish on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @wellandjackfish.