Jarvis Merchants Sign Pitchers and Catchers

September 28, 2007

Jarvis, ON

Jarvis, Ontario
The Jarvis Merchants are pleased to announce the signing of Andrew Phibbs, Paul Koert, Allan Phibbs, Chris Shewfelt and Greg Courneyea for the2008 season.  Andrew Phibbs and Koert will make up 2/3 of the Merchantspitching staff in ’08.  Phibbs will be looking to bounce back aftera knee injury that sent him to the sidelines in mid-July.  He has been cleared to start throwing and is expected to be 100% when indoor work outsstart in February.  Paul Koert joins the Merchants after two seasons withthe Kitchener Hallman Twins.  Koert is a two-time All-World selection and a member of the 2003 Canadian champions from Owen Sound.  Catcher Allan Phibbs and Greg Courneyea are both returning in 2008 and will split the catching duties with Chris Shewfelt.  Allan, who finished the ’07 season with a strong showing at the WT and Nationals, will also see action at the teams DP while Courneyea will also see time at both 1B and 3B.  Shewfelt, who was part of team Canada at thePanAm’s in Mexico joins the Merchants after a two year stint with the Twins.
The Merchants’ executive is working on putting thefinal touches to the balance of their roster and are expecting to be able to announce it within the next two weeks.

Clarke Staats