Port Elgin native Jack Middleton has signed on to become the newest member of the George Brown College Huskies when the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association baseball season begins this fall.
The pitcher signed a little of intent with the Toronto school this week.
Middleton played as an underage player with the Western Ontario Bulls AAA team at the 2014 Ontario Summer Games in Windsor. The tournament was the beginning of his AAA career.
In 2015 he started for the Stratford Indians bantam team playing out of the Inter County Baseball Association. In 2016, Middleton pitched for the Ontario Blue Jays under-16 squad in the Canadian Premier Baseball League where he threw a one-hitter at the Wood Bat Championships in Houston.
Middleton returned to Stratford’s pitching staff in 2017 with the midget AAA club under coach Tom Valcke. He pitched another one-hitter that summer at the Oshawa Midget Classic, winning the championship game in the process.
This summer Middleton is again pitching in Stratford for the Nationals midget team. He’s undefeated on the season as a starting pitcher.
“Coach Valcke also was head coach for George Brown in 2017. I love playing for him so signing with that College became an easy decision. I will be a starting pitcher in my freshman year and that is the kind of challenge that I needed to get better faster,” Middleton said. “Plus the school is known for their business programs which is also what I was looking for.”