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Lords welcome three new players

The Durham Lords baseball team has welcomed two new pitchers and an outfielder to the squad. The two pitchers, Andrew Howald and Dustin Welker, are both Durham Region locals. (Photo courtesy of Durham College Athletics.)

Continuing to add to their roster, the Durham Lords have announced Andrew Howald, Corey Stewart and Dustin Welker as the newest members of the baseball program.

A local pitcher from Whitby, Howald stands 6’2”. The Donald A. Wilson Secondary School grad has most recently competed as a member of the Toronto Mets, as well as the Whitby Select and Whitby Reds.

During his time with Whitby, Howald served as team captain while producing ERA and strikeout titles.

Howald will be entering the Business – Marketing program at Durham College this fall.

Joining the Lords from St. Catharines, Stewart provides another outfielder and bat to the lineup.

As a member of the Niagara Falcons, he has two top five results at the OBA championships over the past two years.

With the ability to hit for extra bases, the Grimsby Secondary School alum will be a welcomed addition to a high-powered Lords offence which scored five or more runs in 12 of 18 regular season games en route to a national championship last year.

Stewart will study Sport Management this September.

Another Durham Region talent, Welker comes to DC from Courtice Secondary School.

Competing with the Pickering Prospects, the pitcher was a member of the Canton Tournament winning team this past October.

Welker has also been a member of the Stouffville Yankees and Whitby Chiefs.

Meanwhile, with his high school he was an MVP and pitcher of the year, while winning the 2018-19 LOSSA championship.

With a handful of no-hitters and plenty of experience under his belt, Welker will look to make an impact as a member of the Lords.

Welker will be taking the HVAC Techniques program based out of Durham College’s Whitby campus.