SANFORD, ME — Freshman Jackson Gillis (Wilmington, MA) from Vanderbilt University has officially signed with the Sanford Mainers. The Vanderbilt Commodores are currently in the middle of the pack in the SEC playoff picture, and as seven of the conference’s 14 teams in the national top 25.
Lettering in all four years at Wilmington High School, 6’3″, 225-pound Jackson Gillis brings size and depth to the Mainer mound. According to Perfect Game, the southpaw was listed as the top prospect in the state of Massachusetts when he committed to Vanderbilt. Pitching just under four innings this year, the first-year bullpen pitcher has six strikeouts under his belt.
As Vanderbilt is 1,152 miles from his hometown of Wilmington, Massachusetts, Gillis is excited to be playing summer ball close to home in Sanford, where he’s only an hour and a half from home.
Gillis expresses high hopes for the summer season.
“I’m looking forward to coming to Sanford this summer because playing for the Mainers will give me the opportunity to grow both on and off the field, while having the ability to be close to home,” he said. “I look forward to the friendships and connections that I’ll make this summer in Maine.”
(NOTE: The above modified press release is from the Sandford Mariners, written by Justin Siewierski.)
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