The Ontario Blue Jays are pleased to announce that OF Shanif Hirani (Petersburg, ON) has signed his letter of intent to play at the University of South Carolina – Sumter (NJCAA D1) for the Fall of 2017. The Fire Ants are coming off of a very strong 2016 season as they went 39-15 including a 19-7 conference record in the tough Region 10 Conference. The Fire Ants have won the Region 10 Conference in both 2014, and 2015 while making it to the JUCO College World Series in 2015.
Hirani is currently in his third year as a member of the Ontario Blue Jays as he finishes his high school degree. Hirani looks to be an impact freshman for the Fire Ants as he brings a strong arm, and great speed to their already strong team.
Hirani will be the first OBJ player to attend and play at the University of South Carolina – Sumter.