Castaldo named IBL Player of the Month
CAMBRIDGE – The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) announced Barrie infielder Jordan Castaldo as its Rawlings Player of the Month for May.
Castaldo, a nine-year veteran from Toronto, led qualified hitters in average (.560), on-base percentage (.633), slugging percentage (1.004), and OPS (1.673).
The 30 year old is tied for the lead with three home runs, and his nine RBI are two behind Toronto's Marcus Knecht for tops in the IBL. Castaldo is second with five walks and has one strikeout in 30 plate appearances.
Barrie is off to a 5-1 start as it looks 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.