Baycats Sign Shergill for 2021 Season
BARRIE - The Barrie Baycats Baseball Club announced today that we have signed pitcher Jaspreet Shergill for the 2021 season.
Shergill, 30, will enter his fourth stint with the Baycats when the Intercounty Baseball League [IBL] season kicks off in June.
The Woodbridge, Ontario native pitched for the Baycats in 2010 before playing for a mix of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Sydney Blue Sox of the Australian Baseball League, and the Ottawa Champions of the now-defunct Can-Am League from 2011-2015.
In 2016, Shergill returned to the Baycats and recorded an earned run average of 2.05 in 22 relief appearances en route to the Baycats three-peating as Jack and Lynne Dominico Cup champions that year.
From there, Shergill went pro once again, signing with the Quebec Capitales 2017, where he recorded an earned run average of 5.60 in 24 relief appearances.
Shergill once again returned to the Baycats in 2018, recording an earned run average of 3.31 in 15 relief appearances en route to the Baycats five-peating as IBL champions.
The two-time IBL champion says he cannot wait to return to the Baycats.
"I am excited to have this opportunity. I've always enjoyed being a Baycat and I am looking forward to taking the field with [Baycats manager Josh] Matlow and the rest of the new squad."
Matlow says adding a veteran arm such as Shergill's is a no-brainer.
"We are excited to have Jaz back in the organization. He is equally a great player and person and represents everything this organization stands for. We believe he will be a big piece to our pitching puzzle for the upcoming season as well long term. We like that’s he’s not only a former Baycat but a top local Canadian arm."
For more information on Shergill, please check out www.teamecdc.org.
Every Child Deserves a Chance is a non-profit organization founded by Shergill that is dedicated to growing communities in South Africa and Uganda through sports. To find out how you can help, click here.
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