Salcedo and Arnold named IBL Players of the Week
CAMBRIDGE – The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) announced its Players of the Week for the week of May 20-26.
Hamilton Cardinals' infielder Grant Arnold was named Hitter of the Week. In two games, Arnold hit .400 (4-for-10) with one home run, six RBI, five runs and two walks. Most of his damage came in the Cards' 22-5 win over Toronto.
The top pitcher for the week is Barrie's Adrian Salcedo. The 28-year-old from Moca in the Dominican Republic shut down Toronto in an 8-1 win May 23. Salcedo struck out 12 over six scoreless innings and walked three hitters.
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.