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Georgetown pitcher wins Intercounty baseball championship with Welland

Ben Abram helped capture the first league title for the franchise over the weekend
Georgetown’s Ben Abram, shown pitching during his senior college season at Oklahoma State earlier this year, won the Intercounty Baseball League championship with the Welland Jackfish.

Fresh off finishing his collegiate career at Oklahoma State, Georgetown’s Ben Abram helped the Welland Jackfish win the Intercounty Baseball League title.

Welland dropped the first two games of the championship series against the Barrie Baycats but rebounded to win the next four, capping it off with a 17-1 rout on Saturday. It was the first league title for the franchise, which was established 24 years ago and moved to Welland from Burlington in 2019.

Abram started Game 2 of the final but was touched up for four earned runs in six innings in a 5-3 loss.

In five regular season games, Abram allowed just four earned runs over 22 2/3 innings for a 1.58 ERA. He struck out 23 batters while allowing just four walks.

Combined with the playoffs, Abram went 3-3 with a 4.05 ERA, striking out 38 while allowing eight walks over 40 innings.

Abram completed his collegiate career in June after transferring from Oklahoma to Oklahoma State for his senior season. Transitioning back to a starter after working out of the bullpen the previous three seasons, Abram started 14 of his 18 games. He went 8-3 to lead the Cowboys in wins. He was also second on the team in strikeouts with 76 over 71 innings while allowing just 22 walks.