Atkinson named Rawlings Player of the Month
Photo by Brian Backland
CAMBRIDGE – The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) announced Barrie infielder Kevin Atkinson as its Rawlings Player of the Month for June.
The 32-year-old had a memorable month for his hometown Baycats, hitting .492 (30-for-61) with seven home runs, 27 RBI and 17 runs. He added six walks and struck out nine times.
Overall, Atkinson is slashing .409/.465/.761/1.226 and is second in home runs (eight), first in RBI (33), and tied for third in runs (21).
Atkinson is the second Baycats player to earn Player of the Month honours this season. Jordan Castaldo was named the top player in May.
Barrie (15-5) is tied with Kitchener atop the standings as it attempts to win a sixth straight IBL title.
The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) is the top level baseball league in Ontario, boasting ex-major league professional and elite NCAA college baseball players. The 2019 season will mark the IBL’s 101st in operation. The IBL is the fifth longest continually operated baseball league in the world and serves as a valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff. More than 40 IBL players have advanced to Major League Baseball or returned to the IBL following their MLB careers. The league is comprised of teams from Barrie, Brantford, Kitchener, London, Toronto, Guelph, Welland and Hamilton. For more information, visit www.theibl.ca.