Morello & Tirado Named IBL Players of the Week
CAMBRIDGE – The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) announced its Players of the Week for the week of July 29-Aug. 4.
Brantford Red Sox infielder Gianfranco Morello was named Hitter of the Week. In three games, Morello hit .615 (8-for-13) with six runs, three RBI and two stolen bases.
Overall, Morello is slashing .243/.341/.419/.760 in 74 at bats.
The top pitcher for the week is Toronto's Alberto Tirado after throwing six shutout innings Aug. 1 in a 4-2 win over Kitchener. Tirado scattered three hits and didn't walk a batter while striking out nine for a second consecutive start.
Tirado is 2-3 this season with a 5.26 earned-run average and 1.37 WHIP. He's struck out 43 in 39.1 innings.
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.