Guerrero, González Named B45 Baseball IBL Players of the Week
Photo by Ryan McCullough, Dan Congdon
The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) announced its B45 Baseball Players of the Week for July 10 to 16, 2023.
Welland Jackfish right-hander Alberto Guerrero (Pacora, Panama) was named Pitcher of the Week, following an six-inning one-run debut win against Guelph on Thursday.
A former Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals farmhand, Alberto allowed just two hits while striking out seven in his IBL debut.
Kitchener Panthers infielder Raul González (Ciego de Avila, Cuba) earned Batter of the Week honours, following a 6-for-10 (.600) week during which he had two home runs, five RBI and four runs.
González was named the IBL Player of the Month in May leads IBL with 40 RBI and co-leads with 9 home runs.
The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) is the top-level baseball league in Canada, boasting ex-major league professionals and elite NCAA college baseball players. The 2022 season will mark the IBL’s 104th 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 www.theibl.ca.