Claudio Custodio Named IBL Player of the Month

Photo by Gar Fitzgerald

MISSISSAUGA - The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) announced today that Guelph right-handed pitcher Claudio Custodio has been named the League's Player of the Month for July. 

Claudio Custodio capped a dominant July by setting an Intercounty Baseball League single-season strikeout record, which helped him earn the Rawlings Player of the Month award.

Custodio, 31, went 3-0 in five starts. The Dominican righty posted a 2.59 earned-run average and 0.971 WHIP over 38.1 innings. He walked 10 and struck out 64, the last dozen in a win over Kitchener on July 30.

It gave Custodio 157 punchouts for the season, surpassing Ron Stead’s 57-year mark of 156 set in 1965 when he was nearing the end of a nine-year run with the Brantford Red Sox.

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About the Intercounty Baseball League (IBL)

The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) is the top-level baseball league in Canada, boasting ex-major league professional and elite NCAA college baseball players. The 2021 season will mark the IBL’s 102nd 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