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 JUCOWorld 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.