Glenn Jackson Named IBL Postseason MVP

KITCHENER - Centrefielder Glenn Jackson of the Barrie Baycats was named the Most Valuable Player of the IBL playoffs at the conclusion of the championship series Thursday night. He received the Max Roseman Memorial Trophy.

Jackson, 35, batted out of the ninth spot in the order for much of the playoffs but had clean-up hitter numbers. His .432 average in the playoffs led the Baycats and the IBL. He had two hits in the deciding game, including a home run that tied the game 3-3 in Barrie’s four-run 7th inning.

He led the IBL in the playoffs with 19 hits, seven doubles, eight extra base hits and was tied for first in total bases (29), tied for 3rd with 10 runs scored; tied for 4th in RBI’s (10) and was 4th in slugging percentage (.659).

The veteran also provided stellar defence in centrefield for the Baycats, was a terror on the basepaths and was clearly the team's emotional leader.

Jackson becomes the sixth Barrie Baycat to win the playoff MVP following Kyle Degrace (2017), Emilis Guerrero (2016), Jordan Castaldo (2015), Adam Rowe (2014) and Jordan Lundberg (2005).