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News: Panthers Sign Veteran Outfielder Humberto Ruiz

Photo by Matt HiscoxKITCHENER – The Kitchener Panthers are pleased to announce the signing of veteran outfielder, Humberto Ruiz for the 2023 season.The 34-year-old Cuban-born outfielder previously spent five seasons with the London Majors, compiling a .295 average, 54 RBI, and 48 stolen bases in 152 games played. After sitting out this past season, Ruiz…

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KITCHENER – The Kitchener Panthers are pleased to announce the signing of veteran outfielder, Humberto Ruiz for the 2023 season.

The 34-year-old Cuban-born outfielder previously spent five seasons with the London Majors, compiling a .295 average, 54 RBI, and 48 stolen bases in 152 games played. After sitting out this past season, Ruiz will be looking to regain his form from 2021 where he was a key contributor in the London Majors’ championship victory. After posting a .400 batting average in the regular season as the Majors’ 3-hole hitter, Ruiz picked up 6 RBI and a .345 average in 7 postseason games.

Ruiz made headlines for his performance in game 3 of the IBL finals going 4 for 4 with 3 RBI and making a highlight reel catch at the wall, robbing a two run home run off the bat of Sean Reilly en route to a 6-4 victory. He finished the series with 3 multi-hit games and a .444 average.

Ruiz, recently granted Canadian citizenship, counts as a domestic player on the roster and is sure to mesh well with the four soon-to-be-announced Cuban import players joining the Panthers for the 2023 campaign.

Known for his great work ethic, Ruiz will complement a talented local core and be able to offer championship experience and leadership. He will join an already strong outfield which will benefit from a veteran presence and the additional depth that this move provides.

Panthers General Manager, Mike Boehmer, comments; “We are very pleased to sign IBL veteran Humberto Ruiz for the 2023 season. Humberto will help us both at the plate and in the field. He played a key role in London’s 2021 IBL Championship and will bring veteran leadership to our team”.

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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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