IBL Umpires Earn National Championship Assignments

Photo by Anne Chamberlain

Cambridge - The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) are proud to recognize several IBL umpires that have been selected to work key Baseball Canada Championship assignments across the country.

Umpires from The IBL were called upon for the biggest games at the recently completed Baseball Canada championships held across the country.

Nine of the 11 IBL umpires assigned to Baseball Canada championship tournaments were given "top four teams" Final Day assignments.
John Thompson Jr. - Gold medal, Under 18.

Jakob Goba - Gold medal, Under 13.

Justin Snively - Bronze Medal, Senior.

Lisa Turbitt - Bronze Medal, Junior.

Bob Blake - Bronze Medal, Under 15.

Rob Companion - Semi-final, Junior. 

Dean Oberle - Semi-final, Junior.

James Liles - Semi-final, Under 18.

Donny Geromette - Semi-final, Under 13.

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.