Barrie's Garces Named Rawlings IBL Player of the Month

Photo by Bob Hurley Photography

The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) today announced Barrie pitcher Frank Garcés has been named the League's Rawlings Player of the Month for June 2023.

The Baycats left-hander posted a 2-0 record over three June starts, striking out 22 hitters over 19.2 innings in the process. The former San Diego Padre leads all qualified IBL starters with a 2.03 ERA, and has not issued a single walk thus far in 2023.

Garcés (San Cristóbal, D.R.) is once again the anchor of Barrie's rotation and boasts an eye-popping 10.8 career K/BB ratio since first entering the Intercounty League in 2018.

Honourable Mentions
Ryan Rijo, DH, Barrie
Christian Hauck, SP, Kitchener 

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2023 IBL Rawlings Players of the Month
May: Raul González (IF - KITCHENER)
June: Frank Garcés (SP - BARRIE)

The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) is the top-level baseball league in Canada, boasting ex-major league professionals and elite NCAA college baseball players. The 2022 season will mark the IBL’s 104th in operation. The IBL is one of the longest continuously operated baseball leagues 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