The Ontario Blue Jays are proud to announce that MIF Jakob Newton has signed a National Letter of Intent with Florida Tech University (NCAA D2 – Melbourne, FL). Newton is in his fourth year as a member of the Ontario Blue Jays and graduated from Oakville Trafalgar Secondary School in June of 2016. Newton’s aggressive approach at the plate, speed and athleticism will be great addition to the Panthers baseball program.
Newton will join former OBJ and current Florida Tech Panthers OF Daniel Szpik in Melbourne. Newton and Szpik join several other OBJ Alumni to play for the Florida Tech Panthers: RHP Brett Backman, OF Jonathan Baksh, SS Steven Condotta, RHP Jeff Davis, and RHP Bryn McDonnell.