Villalona and Miller named IBL Players of the Week
CAMBRIDGE – The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) announced its Players of the Week for the week of June 3-June 9.
Guelph Royals infielder Angel Villalona was named Hitter of the Week. In four games, Villalona hit .611 (11-for-18), including a pair of four-hit games. The native of La Romana, Dominican Republic doubled twice and drove in five as Guelph went 2-2 during the week. Overall, Villalona is slashing .429/.500/.531/1.031 in 49 at bats.
The top pitcher for the week is Hamilton's Clay Miller, who struck out 11 over seven innings in the Cardinals' 5-2 win Sunday over Brantford. Miller (2-0) allowed one earned run on five hits and didn't issue a walk as he improved to 2-0.
The 25-year-old left-hander from Colorado has an earned-run average of 0.55 with 18 strikeouts and one walk in three appearances (two starts).
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.