Nivins and Clingersmith Named IBL Players of the Week

CAMBRIDGE – The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) announced its Players of the Week for the week of May 27-June 2. 

Kitchener Panthers' outfielder Tanner Nivins was named Hitter of the Week. In two games, Nivins hit .556 (5-for-9) with three home runs, five RBI, five runs and a walk. Kitchener scored 28 runs in a pair of wins in those games. 

The top pitcher for the week is Welland's Matthew Clingersmith, who outdueled Brantford's Brady Cappe in the Jackfish's 1-0 win June 2. Clingersmith went eight scoreless innings, throwing 54 of his 81 pitches for strikes. He scattered three hits, walked one and struck out four to earn his second victory of the season.

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