Toronto's Cooper Lamb named OCAA Player of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, ON - Toronto Maple Leafs infielder and current Seneca College starter Cooper Lamb has been named the 2019 Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Men's Baseball Player of the Year. He received the award in a ceremony held in Oshawa, Ont., on Thursday evening.
The second-year shortstop led all OCAA players with 26 hits (including 10 doubles) and 20 runs. Lamb contributed a slash line of .382/.419/.632 over 18 games, getting a least one hit in 16 of those contests, helping lead Seneca to its first-ever OCAA championship berth. Lamb is also an OCAA All-Star.
Last season with the Maple Leafs, he recorded a .298 average with 3 doubles, 5 home runs and 22 RBI.
The Burlington, Ontario native has spent his last three summers in the IBL splitting time between Burlington and Toronto.
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.