The Hamilton Cardinals have added a few more members to the team for the upcoming Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) season. Hamilton has signed right-handed pitcher Skylar Janisse as well as catcher belie.
Skylar Janisse was drafted in the 34th round of the 2011 MLB amateur draft by the New York Yankees. Janisse decided to continue his education and finished his senior year at Oklahoma City College with a 6-4 record, 3.46 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 67.2 Innings. Janisse has spent the last 4 years playing Independent Pro ball with a career record of 15-9 with 216 strikeouts in 241.2 innings.
Last season Janisse pitched for Vallejo Admirals of the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball League.
“I’m really excited to be a part of the Hamilton Cardinals and help them bring home a championship,” stated Janisse.
“Skylar brings us a quality starting pitcher who has pitched Internationally for his country and now has 4 years of pro experience as well,” stated Cardinals general manager Jeff Lounsbury in a release. “He is mature pitcher who throws hard has command of his pitches and understands how to win. We look forward to having him this year.”
Ryan Burnside joins the Cardinals after a dominate year in OUA baseball where he won OUA catcher of the year hitting .408 (40-98) with 10 doubles, 2 triples, 6 homeruns and 40 runs batted in.
“It’s an exciting time for me,” stated Burnside. “The opportunity to go down to Hamilton and continue to play the game I love at the highest level possible was extremely enticing and one I could not refuse. I can’t wait to get down there and get to work, and do what I can to help the Cardinals compete for a championship.”
Lounsbury believes that Burnside is a fierce competitor and has all the tools to be successful in our league. “Coach Castelli will be able to use him in so many different ways and I anticipate he will bring great leadership and have a strong positive presence in our clubhouse.”
The Hamilton Cardinals are a member of Ontario’s most elite baseball league, the Intercounty Baseball League.