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Intercounty League Announces Postseason Schedule

Date:  Source: Intercounty Baseball League

CAMBRIDGE, ON - The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) has announced its 2018 postseason schedule. The regular season concluded Sunday, August 5th, and the postseason will begin Wednesday, August 8 with the quarter-finals. Kitchener hosts Brantford, London welcomes Hamilton, and Guelph visits Toronto.

The Barrie Baycats open defence of their title Thursday against Burlington. Barrie finished first in the regular season and heads into playoffs on a 13-game win streak. The Baycats are looking to win a fifth consecutive IBL championship, which hasn't been done since Brantford won six straight from 2008-13.

Best-of-five Dominico Cup quarter-finals

SERIES A: (1) BARRIE VS. (8) BURLINGTON
Game 1: Thursday, Aug. 9, at Barrie 7:30 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, Aug. 11, at Burlington 1:05 p.m.
Game 3: Sunday, Aug. 12, at Barrie 7 p.m.
*Game 4: Monday, Aug. 13, at Burlington 7:15 p.m.
*Game 5: Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Barrie 7:30 p.m.

SERIES B: (2) KITCHENER VS. (7) BRANTFORD
Game 1: Wednesday, Aug 8, at Kitchener 7:30 p.m.
Game 2: Thursday, Aug 9, at Brantford 8 p.m.
Game 3: Sunday, Aug 12, at Kitchener 2 p.m.
*Game 4: Monday, Aug 13, at Brantford 8 p.m.
*Game 5: Tuesday, Aug 14, at Kitchener 7:30 p.m.

SERIES C: (3) LONDON VS. (6) HAMILTON
Game 1: Wednesday, Aug. 8, at London 7:35 p.m.
Game 2: Thursday, Aug. 9, at Hamilton 7:30 p.m.
Game 3: Friday, Aug. 10, at London 7:35 p.m.
*Game 4: Sunday, Aug. 12, at Hamilton 2 p.m.
*Game 5: Tuesday, Aug. 14, at London 7:35 p.m.

SERIES D: (4) TORONTO VS. (5) GUELPH
Game 1: Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Toronto 7:30 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, Aug. 11, at Guelph 7:30 p.m.
Game 3: Sunday, Aug. 12, at Toronto 2 p.m.
*Game 4: Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Guelph 7:30 p.m.
*Game 5: Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Toronto 7:30 p.m.
* If necessary

About the Intercounty Baseball League (IBL)

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 2018 season will mark the IBL’s 100th season. 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, Burlington and Hamilton. For more information, visit www.theibl.ca.