News and Announcements

McEachern commits to Lourdes

Posted by Fieldhouse Pirates Baseball Club at Nov 29, 2018 8:07AM PST
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The Fieldhouse Pirates are proud to announce that OF Matt McEachern (Burlington, ON) has announced his commitment to Lourdes University (NAIA) in Sylvania, Ohio.

McEachern has been a member of the program for six years, and will patrol centre field for the 18U Pirates this coming summer.

After an 11-win season in 2017, the Grey Wolves turned it around in 2018 by doubling their win total. Hare will join Alex Pallottini (Pirates 2017 Grad), as well as current teammate Josh Hare, who also committed to attend Lourdes.

On behalf of the Fieldhouse Pirates, we’d like to extend our congratulations to Matt and his family.

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The Fieldhouse Pirates are proud to announce that 1B Eric Van Rassel (Mississauga, ON) has officially signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Niagara County CC in Sanborn, New York. Van Rassel, a member of the Pirates for the past three years, is expected to hit in the middle of the Pirates’ 18U lineup, while also playing first base.

Competing in Region 3, Van Rassel joins one of the top JUCO D3 programs in the country. The Thunderwolves finished the 2018 season with a 40-7 record, a year removed from going 47-10 to go along with a JUCO World Series appearance.

Van Rassel is expected to compete for a starting job at the hot corner when camp opens up in August.

On behalf of the Fieldhouse Pirates, we’d like to extend our congratulations to Eric and his family.

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The Fieldhouse Pirates are proud to announce that OF Kenny Di Clemente (Oakville, ON) has officially signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Crowder College (NJCAA D1) in Neosho, Missouri.

Di Clemente, a member of the Pirates for the past five years, will bat at the top of the Pirates’ 18U lineup, while also playing regularly in right field, with some time at third base.

Competing in Region 16, Crowder is nothing if not a perennial JUCO powerhouse. The Roughriders finished the 2018 season with a blistering 46-15 record, scoring 591 runs over 61 games. Crowder came into the year as the pre-season No. 2, and peaked at No. 3 in the national rankings. Di Clemente will be forced to heavily compete, as he tries to lock down a starting job in the Roughrider outfield.

On behalf of the Fieldhouse Pirates, we’d like to extend our congratulations to Kenny and his family.

Hodgson signs with Mars Hill

Posted by Fieldhouse Pirates Baseball Club at Nov 29, 2018 7:47AM PST
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The Fieldhouse Pirates are proud to announce that OF Tanner Hodgson (Burlington, ON) has officially signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Mars Hill University (NCAA D2) in Mars Hill, North Carolina.

Hodgson, a four-year member of the Pirates, is expected to be in the outfield for the 18U Pirates team this summer. This past year, the Lions finished with a 21-26-1 overall record. Hodgson will compete for a starting job in the Mars Hill outfield.

On behalf of the Fieldhouse Pirates, we’d like to extend our congratulations to Tanner and his family.

NIACC signs pair of Pirates

Posted by Fieldhouse Pirates Baseball Club at Nov 29, 2018 7:42AM PST
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The Fieldhouse Pirates are proud to announce that RHP Lucas Gilbert (Belleville, ON) and OF Francesco Barbieri (Brampton, ON), have both officially signed their National Letter of Intent to play for North Iowa Area CC (NJCAA D2) in Mason City, Iowa.

Gilbert is in his first year with the Pirates, and is expected to log significant innings for the 18U Pirates, while Barbieri locks down the outfield.

Competing in the Region 11 conference, the Trojans have a standing history of sending players off to exceptional four-year programs. So far in 2018, the Trojans have had players sign with TCU, Dallas Baptist, North Carolina, Cincinnati, and more. NIACC finished the 2018 season with a 37-20-1 record, including wins of Iowa Western, Tyler, and Crowder.

On behalf of the Fieldhouse Pirates, we’d like to extend our congratulations to Lucas and Francesco, and their families.