Chiaravalle and Javier named IBL Players of the Week

Photo by Art Ward

CAMBRIDGE – The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) announced its Players of the Week for the week of July 8-14.

Hamilton Cardinals' outfielder Jake Chiaravalle was named Hitter of the Week after batting .500 (6-for-12) with two home runs, five RBI and five runs in three games. He walked twice and added a stolen base.

For the season, Chiaravalle is slashing .330/.385/.545/.930 with four home runs, 16 RBI, 18 runs and three steals in 88 at bats.

Guelph's Edwin Javier was named Pitcher of the Week after going 2-0 in a pair of appearances, including a complete-game victory over Brantford in which he struck out 14 in a 9-1 win. Javier scattered nine hits and walked two as Guelph won for the eighth time in 10 games. He also earned the victory against Hamilton July 11 after allowing an unearned run in 2.2 innings and struck out six.

Overall, the 22-year-old from the Dominican Republic has an earned-run average of 3.45 with 61 strikeouts in 44.1 innings and a WHIP of 1.35.

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