Port Elgin native Jack Middleton named First Starter ever for Centennial College Colts

Port Elgin native Jack Middleton has been named as the starter for the Centennial Colts in their first ever Ontario College Association (OCA) game. They are scheduled to play the George Brown Huskies in a double header on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Christie Pits Park in Toronto.

Middleton is coming off of a successful season pitching for the Kincardine Cubs who won the OBA Senior AA Championship just two weekends ago.

Jack Middleton started his college career with George Brown College for two seasons but says this is an honour. β€œIt is an honour to be selected to throw the first pitch in the history of the Centennial College baseball program. For a school and a coach to put that much faith in you means so much. I look forward to showing them they made the correct choice and leading this team to the playoffs in their inaugural season.”

Middleton has two years of OCA experience as a pitcher for George Brown College before taking last year off of school due to Covid. Centennial head coach Ben Anderson was an assistant coach with the program. He was so impressed with Middleton that he wanted him to be the first player to ever commit to Centennial College.