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News: IBL Announces Partnership with B45 Baseball

Mississauga – The Intercounty Baseball League (@IBL1919), Canada’s top baseball league, announced a partnership with B45 Baseball as an official league supplier and marketing partner for the 2023 season.Through the new partnership, B45 will become the presenting partner of the 2023 IBL Players of the Week. Beginning with the May 14th week of games, two…

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Mississauga – The Intercounty Baseball League (@IBL1919), Canada’s top baseball league, announced a partnership with B45 Baseball as an official league supplier and marketing partner for the 2023 season.

Through the new partnership, B45 will become the presenting partner of the 2023 IBL Players of the Week. Beginning with the May 14th week of games, two IBL players will be selected as the league’s top offensive and defensive players of the week.

“The IBL is excited to partner with a strong Canadian baseball brand such as B45 Baseball,” said IBL Marketing Chair and Welland Jackfish Owner, Ryan Harrison. “This partnership will allow teams access to B45 Baseball equipment and also honour our amazing players.”

Each player of the week will receive a bat from B45 Baseball as part of being named a recipient of the weekly award.

“B45 is thrilled with this new partnership and with the idea of working more closely with a baseball league with such standing as the IBL has built over the years,” said B45 Baseball Director of Operations, Marie-Pier Gosselin.

About B45 Baseball

Based out of Quebec City, Canada B45 Baseball has been in the wood-bat business for 19 years. Now more than ever, B45 Baseball is known for its products of the highest quality and innovation in this industry and is the #1 supplier of yellow birch baseball bats. A top wood baseball bat supplier throughout the North American professional baseball circuit and used by such MLB professionals as Carlos Gonzalez, Jonathan Lucroy, Ender Inciarte, Eduardo Escobar, and many more, they are the official supplier of over 25 professional baseball teams in North America. Visit B45 Baseball online today at www.b45baseball.com.

About the Intercounty Baseball League (IBL)

The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) is the top-level baseball league in Canada, boasting ex-major league professionals and elite NCAA college baseball players. The 2023 season will mark the IBL’s 104th in operation. The IBL is one of the longest continuously operated baseball leagues 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.

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News: Brantford Signs Jeremie Veilleux

Photo by Art WardBRANTFORD, ON – The Brantford Red Sox, members of the Intercounty Baseball League, are happy to announce that Jeremie Veilleux has been signed for the upcoming season. A 23-year-old catcher from Oakville, Ontario, Jeremie joins the Brantford Red Sox after 2 outstanding seasons with the Hamilton Cardinals.  Jeremie hit .273 over 67 total…

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BRANTFORD, ON – The Brantford Red Sox, members of the Intercounty Baseball League, are happy to announce that Jeremie Veilleux has been signed for the upcoming season. 

A 23-year-old catcher from Oakville, Ontario, Jeremie joins the Brantford Red Sox after 2 outstanding seasons with the Hamilton Cardinals.  Jeremie hit .273 over 67 total games played with the Cards in 2021 and 2022. 

Jeremie was also named OUA rookie of the year and a 2nd team all-star with the McMaster Marauders in 2018.

The Brantford Red Sox were founded in 1911 and have won 15 Intercounty Baseball League titles. For all the latest updates follow the Brantford Red Sox on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and TikTok. Subscribe to the Brantford Red Sox YouTube channel for live and on demand streaming of home games.

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News: Maple Leafs Hire Jeff Lounsbury as General Manager

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club (@iblmapleleafs) announce today they have hired Jeff Lounsbury as the club’s General Manager. The Niagara Falls native brings over 10 years of IBL experience to Toronto.Before joining the Maple Leafs, Jeff spent the last four seasons as the General Manager of the Hamilton Cardinals leading the team…

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TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club (@iblmapleleafs) announce today they have hired Jeff Lounsbury as the club’s General Manager. The Niagara Falls native brings over 10 years of IBL experience to Toronto.

Before joining the Maple Leafs, Jeff spent the last four seasons as the General Manager of the Hamilton Cardinals leading the team to several playoff milestones. The former Brock University Head Coach is one of the winningest coaches in Canadian university baseball and a three-time Ontario coach of the year over his 20-year career at Brock.

Lounsbury led the Badgers to two CIBA National Championships (1998, 1999), four OUA Championships (2002, 2004, 2010, 2014), three Ontario West crowns, seven CIBA Championship appearances, six OUA regular season titles, and 11 consecutive 20-plus win seasons.

Lounsbury was named the OUA Coach of the Year three times (2005, 2012, 2014) and was inducted into the Niagara Falls Sports Hall of Fame in January 2016.

“I am honoured to be given the responsibility of assisting the Maple Leafs into a new era at Christie Pits” said Lounsbury. “I respected Jack and this franchise so much over my years in the IBL and am here to help support this club’s passionate fan base, supports, volunteers, and dedicated core of veteran players.”

“It is crucial to preserve the hard work and dedication that others before me have done to usher in a new era of Maple Leafs baseball at The Pits.”

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a member of Canada’s best league, the Intercounty Baseball League. The over 100-year-old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, with the league established in 1919, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. For more information, visit www.mapleleafsbaseball.com or follow the Maple Leafs on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @iblmapleleafs.

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News: Brantford Signs Kieran Bowles

BRANTFORD, ON – The Brantford Red Sox, members of the Intercounty Baseball League, are happy to announce that Kieran Bowles has been signed for the upcoming season.Kieran is a 22 year old native of Parksville, BC. He joins the Brantford Red Sox after playing last season with the London Majors. Kieran is a versatile player…

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BRANTFORD, ON – The Brantford Red Sox, members of the Intercounty Baseball League, are happy to announce that Kieran Bowles has been signed for the upcoming season.

Kieran is a 22 year old native of Parksville, BC. He joins the Brantford Red Sox after playing last season with the London Majors. Kieran is a versatile player who was used primarily as an infielder with the Majors, but can also pitch and catch. He batted .296 in 32 total games with London, including hitting for an outstanding .556 in the postseason on his way to winning an IBL championship with the Majors. 

Kieran brings an impressive baseball resume to Brantford. He played at the junior college, NAIA and NCAA Division I levels in the U.S, has trained at Driveline in Washington and Caged Athletics in Nanaimo, and also has coaching experience.

On behalf of the Brantford Red Sox organization and its fans, welcome to Brantford Kieran!

The Brantford Red Sox were founded in 1911 and have won 15 Intercounty Baseball League titles. For all the latest updates follow the Brantford Red Sox on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and TikTok. Subscribe to the Brantford Red Sox YouTube channel for live and on demand streaming of home games.

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