Underwoood Signs With Cardinals
The Hamilton Cardinals are pleased to announce the signing of Catcher Jacob Underwood (Hamilton, Ont). Underwood is a 6’, 220 lb catcher who has plays at Brock University. He spent the 2021 playing for the Welland Junior Jackfish while also playing in a few games with the IBL Jackfish team.
“Jacob got his feet wet in the IBL last summer, so I think the transition will be smooth. I have seen him handle 4 games in a weekend at Brock, and I have seen how he handles a pitching staff, hits and plays defense. I am glad that he has returned to his Hamilton roots because I think he will contribute right away and have a long IBL career. Our catchers are all young, but they have all got some IBL experience already and it will be great competition.” GM Jeff Lounsbury
Underwood stated, “I am grateful for the opportunity to come back to Hamilton to play baseball. I grew up playing here so to be able to continue my career in the same uniform that I wore growing up is a cool experience for me. I am excited to get out on the field.
The Hamilton Cardinals Baseball Club is a member of Canada's best league, the Intercounty Baseball League. The over 100-year old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, established in 1919.
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Photo Credit to Stephen Leithwood.