Reilly & Burgos Named IBL Players of the Week
CAMBRIDGE – The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) announced its Players of the Week for the week of July 22-28.
Guelph Royals designated hitter Sean Reilly was named Hitter of the Week after batting .316 (6-for-19) with two home runs, two RBI and five runs over four games. Reilly's solo home run July 28 against Kitchener was the 200th longball of his IBL career, and he became the first player in the league's 101-year history to reach that mark. Randy Curran is the only other player with at least 100 home runs, with 154. London Majors' Cleveland Brownlee is third all-time with 89.
For the season, Reilly is slashing .359/.436/.675/1.111 with 11 home runs, 27 RBI and 28 runs in 117 at bats.
London's Migel Burgos was named Pitcher of the Week after a complete-game win over Hamilton July 28. Burgos scattered five hits and allowed one run with two walks and eight strikeouts.
Overall, Burgos is 5-4 with a 3.01 earned-run average and 1.24 WHIP. He has 67 strikeouts in 62.2 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.