Borroto and Burgos named IBL Players of the Week
CAMBRIDGE – The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) announced its Players of the Week for the week of June 10-June 16.
Kitchener Panthers infielder Yorbis Borroto was named Hitter of the Week. In three games, Borroto hit .643 (9-for-14) with a home run and two RBI. The native of Ciego de Avila, Cuba scored five times and helped the first-place Panthers stretch their win streak to five. Overall, Borroto is slashing .522/.560/.739/1.299 in 23 at bats after rejoining the team earlier this month.
The top pitcher for the week is London's Migel Burgos after throwing seven shutout innings in the Majors' 2-0 win Friday over the Brantford Red Sox. Burgos scattered three hits and walked one while striking out seven.
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.