Baycats take the IBL trophy in four games straight.

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August 30th, 2017



Most saw it as a slam dunk for the Baycats but the dreamer in every sports fan thought – that maybe – just maybe the Kitchener Panthers would take at least one of the games in the IBL best of seven play of series.
Dreamers do that.

It was four straight for the Baycats to take the 2017 final – which made it the fourth finals win in a row for the team.

The Baycats dominated in the regular season and were unbeatable in the playoffs.

The last time an IBL team did that well was in the 2008-2013 stretch when the Brantford Red Sox won six straight from 2008-13.

The Baycats opened the season with 26 straight wins and finished 33-3 to earn a first-round bye.

The 4-3 win for the Baycats in game one created some hope but it was downhill after that.The four playoff games looked like this:

KyleDeGrace with IBL trophy 2017

Kyle DeGrace with 2017 IBL trophy

Game 1:  4-3
Game 2:  13-4
Game 3:  15-0
Game 4:  10-1

The Burlington Herd were taken out of playoff contention in the quarter finals when they were beaten by the London Majors in a best out of seven that went for five games.  Burlington took just one of the five games.


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Baycats one game away from a 4th IBL title - Burlington Herd got taken out in the quarter finals.

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August 28th, 2017



Dominating is the word that best describes a baseball performance that moved the Barrie Baycats one win from a fourth straight Intercounty Baseball League title.

Baycats pitcherClaudio Custodio tossed a complete-game one-hitter, and the Baycats’ batters pounded out 19 hits in a 15-0 win over the Kitchener Panthers Sunday night at Coates Stadium.

Barrie leads the best-of-seven series 3-0 and can clinch Tuesday in Kitchener.

Panthers starter Sean Ratcliffe (1-2) took the loss, allowing eight runs on eight hits with five walks and three strikeouts over 3.2 innings.

Future games
Tuesday, Aug. 29

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Barrie Baycats appear to be heading for a four game IBL streak with a 13-4 win in game 2.

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August 27th, 2017



That there is a place for semi-pro baseball in this province – there is no doubt.

Baycats batter - Photo by Young

Barrie Baycat’s batters did this more often than any other team in the InterCounty Baseball league – the team lost just two games in the regular season.

More than 1,200 fans packed the Jack Couch Park and saw the Barrie Baycats take a two-game lead in the IBL final with a 13-4 win over the Kitchener Panthers Saturday night.

Game 3 is Sunday night in Barrie.

The objective has always been to make the ball games a family event - winning more gsames and naking it past the first round of the finals would be nice too. Scott Robertson would like to see a better playing field with upgraded public facilities - but for now he is happy to see fathers, sone and Mom out at the ball park.

Limited seating at the Nelson ball park.

Can you imagine that many fans showing up for a game in Burlington? The ball park at Nelson could hold – perhaps 300.

We don’t know how many Burlington baseball fans are taking in these IBL final games – we do know that if there are any they are seeing great baseball.


Future games
Sunday, Aug. 27
Kitchener at Barrie, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 29
Barrie at Kitchener, 7:30 p.m.

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Barrie Baycats take the first of seven in the IBL playoffs - took 10 innings to do it.

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August 25th, 2017



It is going to be an interesting playoff series.

The Barrie Baycats took game 1 of the best of seven but they needed 10 innings to do it.

The Kitchener Panthers hung in and took the game into that tenth inning where it was lost 4-3

It is going to be an exciting series.

The Burlington Herd got taken out of the series at the quarter finals level.

Baycats player sportsFuture games
Saturday, Aug. 26
Barrie at Kitchener, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 27
Kitchener at Barrie, 7 p.m.


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Burlington Herd promises a better box score next year and invite you to buy your season tickets now

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April 24th, 2017



There is a reason media tend not to pay attention to news releases that get sent to us.

For the most part they are filled with information that stretches the truth and stays miles away from the issues. They seldom answer the questions people have on their mind.

Herd playerWe got the following from the Burlington Herd, Burlington’s entry in the InterCounty Baseball League.

The team got taken out of the playoffs at the quarter final level with just the one win.

Thank you. You made this season special.

You increased average attendance by 26%. You made the Barn (Nelson Park) one of the most amazing atmospheres in the league. You are the reason our staff loves what they do and work so hard to make the Herd what they are.

Our 2018 season starts today and we have some big events and announcements planned for next year. Which is why we are already planning improvements to the ballpark, recruiting our roster, updating our ticket plans and more for the Intercounty Baseball League’s 100th season.

We are overwhelmed with the number of new fans we met this summer that have become hooked with Burlington Herd Baseball that we have decided to take season ticket deposits!

I can promise you that our owners and staff are 100% dedicated to making Nelson Park and Burlington Herd games the most unique and fun experience in the region.

What does one say to that?

Herd player sliding home Ph by Crystal YoungNo mention of who did well for the team. No mention of the better players and no humbleness whatsoever on the really poor performance during both the season and the playoffs.

One can say that someone has to be last. Guelph saw that coming their way and suspended operations for the season.

IBL players do not get paid a salary and there are serious limits on what they can accept in the way of gift money.  They do get travel money.

Revenue for the teams comes from ticket sales, sponsorship’s, food and beverage revenue.  Anyone owning a baseball team has an expensive hobby.

A good team will draw a local audience – and a good team is a winning team.  The Barrie Baycats lost just two games during the regular season and there is every reason to believe they will take the finals in four games straight.  If that happens this will be the fourth year they have done just that.


The season needed a lot of improvement - but the community spirit is certainly evident.










What came to Burlington as the Twins in 2011  later became the Bandits and then became the Herd.

No word yet on if the coaching team is going to be invited to return.

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Playoff finals dates for the IBL are announced.

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August 24th, 2017



The 99th IBL league final kicks off Thursday night at Coates Park in Barrie as the pennant-winning Baycats play host to the second-place Kitchener Panthers.

The Baycats set a number of records en route to their sixth first-place finish since 2001.

They started the season 26-0 to set a record for most wins to open a season, they went 33-3 for the best winning percentage (.917) in league history and tied the record for the most wins. They are also very tough at home, going 18-0.

Panther batter

Looks like the ball and the bat are going to click.

Kitchener Panthers are no slouch either and this is truly the marquee match-up for the IBL.

The Panthers cruised to a second-place finish with a 28-8 record, three wins better than the third-place London Majors. The Panthers were pushed to six games by the Hamilton Cardinals in the first round of the playoffs but had little trouble with the Majors, going just five games in the semifinals.

The Panthers also finished the regular season with an 8-2 run and are 8-3 in the post-season.

Both teams have some serious star power.

Baycats winning teamRyan Spataro hit .447 to lead the Baycats while Kevin Atkinson was third in the league in RBI.

On the mound, Claudio Custodio had the league’s lowest ERA at 2.29 and had six wins. Emillis Guerrero led the league in both wins and strikeouts with nine and 80 and hasn’t given up a run in the playoffs.

Kitchener’s Sean Reilly posted perhaps the best single-season performance in league history. He led the league in batting average at .447. He also led the IBL in home runs with 19, which was 11 more than the three players who were next at eight and just two fewer than his own league record of 21 in 2013.

He also had a stunning 56 RBI, which was 16 more than Barrie’s Jordan Castaldo. and just four off his own league record.

He is just the third player to win the IBL Triple Crown and the only player to do it twice (2015.) Noel Entenza, a right-hander from Cuba, led the Panthers on the mound with seven wins and Jasvir Rakkar has three wins in the playoffs and a league-leading 32 strikeouts and 2.60 ERA.

Game one Thursday night is a 7:30 p.m. in Barrie.
Game two is Saturday night in Kitchener at 7 p.m.
Game three Sunday, another 7 p.m. start in Barrie.
Game four is in Kitchener on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.;
Game five is in Barrie on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.;
Game six is scheduled for Kitchener on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m.
Game seven would be in Barrie on Sunday, Sept. 3, also at 7 p.m.
This could well be a four game playoff series.

Barrie is going for its fourth straight championship while Kitchener has not won the championship since 2001.

While the Burlington Herd didn’t do very well – it has been a very exciting baseball season for the IBL.

They go into their 100th year in 2018 – as auspicious as that occasion will be – it is going to be tough to come up with some of the really breath taking games seen during the 2017

Baseball - player at bat with lights

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The Kitchener Panthers will play against the Barrie Baycats in the InterCounty Baseball league finals.

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August 21st, 2017



Finally – after some exciting and at times very lop sided scores, we now know that the Kitchener Panthers will play the Barrie Baycats in the InterCounty Baseball league finals.

Baycats celebrating a win

Barrie Baycats celebrate their semi-final series win over Brantford Red Sox.

The Baycats swept the Red Sox 7-4 in semi-final

Panthers winning semi-finals

Kitchener Panthers high five each other after they defeat the London Majors in that semi-finals series.

Kitchener got to the finals by defeating the London Majors 21-3 in that semi-final series that went for five games in a best of seven series.

The Barrie Baycats will get a shot at winning four straight Intercounty Baseball League championships.

There are 45 InterCounty Baseball players in the Major baseball leagues.

The IBL will announce the schedule for the final playoff later today.

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IBL finalists will be known Sunday evening - the finals are going to be very short.

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August 19th, 2107



It looks as if the Kitchener Panthers will go up against the Barrie Baycats for the final series in the InterCounty Baseball league that saw the Burlington Herd drop away in the quarter finals when Hamilton defeated Burlington 4-1 in the best of seven series.

The Kitchener Panthers rallied from a six-run deficit to beat the London Majors 10-9 Friday night at Jack Couch Park.

Kitchener leads the best-of-seven semi-final 3-0.

The Barrie Baycats push Red Sox to brink with their 6-2 win over the Brantford Red Sox Friday night at Coates Stadium.

Barrie leads the best-of-seven series 3-0.

Future games
Saturday, Aug. 19
Kitchener at London, 7:35 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 20
London at Kitchener, 2 p.m.
Barrie at Brantford, 8 p.m.

We should know who will be playing the Barrie Baycats in the playoff finals by thetime we all go to bed Sunday evening.

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Barre Baycats lead Brantford in the IBL semi-final playoffs: Burlington got taken out at the quarter final level.

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August 17th, 2017



It was a much tighter game than the 14 – 1 licking the Barrie Baycats gave the Brantford Red Sox – the 5-4 win yesterday gave the Baycats a two-game lead in the best of seven semi-final series.

IBL_Horizontal_LogoThe Burlington Herd got taken out of the playoffs at the quarter final level when xxx beat them 4-1

Jordan Castaldo’s single in the top of the ninth scored Ryan Spataro for the winning run as the Barrie Baycats edged the Brantford Red Sox 5-4 Wednesday night at Arnold Anderson Stadium.

Spataro went 3-for-4 in the leadoff spot and scored twice while stealing a base. Kyle DeGrace and Jeff Cowan each had two hits, an RBI and a run, and Ryan Rijo had an RBI.

Adam Rowe (1-0) earned the win, striking out three of the four batters he faced in relief. Enerio Del Rosario allowed a hit and struck out one for his first save of the post-season.

Starter Claudio Custodio gave up four runs on six hits with three walks and six strikeouts in 6.2 innings.

Chris Dennis and Dan Jagdeo each had solo home runs for the Red Sox, who trailed 4-1 at one point before chipping away and tying the game in the seventh.

Benjamin Bostick singled, doubled and had an RBI and a run, and Nic Burdett added an RBI.

Tanner Guindon (0-2) took the loss after yielding a run on one hit and a walk in an inning.

Graham Tebbit started and allowed four runs on eight hits in 6.1 innings. He walked three and struck out three.

Future games
Thursday, Aug. 17
Brantford at Barrie, 7:30 p.m.
London at Kitchener, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 19
Kitchener at London, 7:35 p.m.


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Baycats come out swinging in a game one win over the Brantford Red Sox - 14-1

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August 16, 2017



A long layoff didn’t affect the Barrie Baycats, who defeated the Brantford Red Sox 14-1 to open their best-of-seven semifinal Tuesday night.

Barrie received a first-round bye after finishing atop the regular season standings and hadn’t played since July 30, but the Baycats scored twice in the second inning and added five more runs in the third to pull away.

Branfy Infante doubled twice and drove in four to lead the Baycats’ offence. Jordan Castaldo had two RBI and two runs, Kevin Atkinson and Ryan Spataro each scored twice, while Claudio Custodio and Kyle DeGrace both had an RBI and two runs. Jeff Cowan drove in two and scored once, Steve Lewis singled, doubled and had an RBI and scored, and Conner Morro plated a run.

Emilis Guerrero (1-0) earned the win, allowing an unearned run on seven hits while striking out eight in seven innings.

Nic Burdett had the Red Sox’s lone RBI. Dan Jagdeo and Nate DeSouza had two hits apiece, and Benjamin Bostick went 2-for-4 with a run.

Adrian Yuen (0-1) took the loss, giving up 13 runs on 11 hits in six innings. He walked seven and struck out three.

The other game in the semi-final playoff series has the \Kitchener Panthers playing the London Majors.
Sean Reilly went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBI to lead the Kitchener Panthers to a 5-2 win over the London Majors Tuesday night at Labatt Park.

Kitchener leads the best-of-seven semifinal 2-0.

Reilly also singled twice and doubled while scoring a pair of runs. Mike Gordner had two hits and a run, and Yorbis Borroto and Mike Andrulis each had a hit and scored once. Zarley Cina singled twice.

Sean Ratcliffe (1-1) allowed two runs on four hits with five walks and seven strikeouts over five innings. Mike Schnurr gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth for his first save of the postseason.

For London, Carlos Arteaga had two hits and scored once, Michael Ambrose singled twice and had an RBI, and Cleveland Brownlee drove in the other run.

Luis Sanchez (2-1) allowed five runs (two earned) on 10 hits with a walk and three strikeouts over seven innings.

Future games
Wednesday, Aug. 16
Barrie at Brantford, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 17
Brantford at Barrie, 7:30 p.m.
London at Kitchener, 7:30 p.m.

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New adult indoor soccer program created - + expansion of Burlington Youth Soccer Club program.

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August 16, 2017



The Burlington Youth Soccer Club (BYSC) has announced the introduction of its NEW Adult Indoor League for the upcoming Fall & Winter 2017/18 Season, as well as the expansion of several of its existing programs to offer players opportunities for a lifetime.

soccer balls + leg

New programs for adult players.

After a successful launch of its outdoor Open Age Coed League, and in addition to its usual U21 offerings, the BYSC will expand its indoor recreational leagues for adults to include:

Men’s Open Age, Ladies Open Age, COED Open Age,

Men’s 40+, Men’s 30+ and Ladies 35+.

These recreational leagues will give players in the community a chance to continue with the BYSC, for an affordable price and at convenient times!

Teams can register for $2000 or players may register individually for $190. All games will be held at the BYSC Domes, located in Sherwood Forest Park, with qualified referees officiating each game.

Adults 50+ and/or those with mobility issues can take part in Walking Soccer to be able to enjoy the game without the impact on muscles and joints.

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Walking soccer inside the Dome

BYSC is also expanding youth-focused programs:

• House League +, launched in the Summer of 2017, will continue to provide a professionally coached training session and House League game through the Fall and Winter.

• Embracing Ability, launched in 2016 for players between the ages of 6-14 with and/or without intellectual and/or physical disabilities will be offered throughout the Fall and Winter.

• Lil Burli started last year for toddlers 18 mos – 3 years and their parents will have an evening and daytime session.

There is additional information on the BYSC web site:

The office telephone number is: 905-333-0777.

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Some gambling terms that have rubbed off into everyday use!

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August 15, 2017



Gambling sponsored - Money USYou may or may not know that gambling has become one of the biggest and most popular pastimes in the world.

Now with the internet, you can log on and play all of your favourite casino and slot machine games wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

Casino gaming online especially in Canada is taking over and has quickly become something that is very much a part of our day to day life. But how many phrases do you use in your day to day life that have their origin in gambling? Let us read on to find out more!

High roller
Used to refer to someone in a casino who plays and wins big, it has transferred into popular usage to mean someone who plays and wins big in the real life. Used to refer to those that spend large amounts of money playing at the best online slots casinos, or anything else for that matter, it has become a really popular way of describing someone who has lots of zeros after their bank balance and isn’t afraid to splash the cash in public and without much thought!

All bets are off
This phrase used in reference to betting on things like sports. When the outcome is unpredictable or it is unviable to place bets and the bookies get concerned, they reserve the right to take all bets off. This has been transferred into general usage and means that when any given situation is unpredictable or the result is impossible to gauge, it is impossible to place a hypothetical bet or prediction on the outcome any way.

Go for a spin
This phrase once referred to spinning the reels or even having a spin on the roulette wheel. Now it is often used to describe going out, going for a drive or going to do something fun!

Gambling sponsored deckShake, rattle and roll
The name of various songs, as well as meaning that someone is ready to go and do something fun,

Poker face
Not just the name of a Lady Gaga song, “poker face” refers to someone that keeps a straight face and doesn’t let on what they are saying, thinking, or doing.

Its origins come from poker and the art of bluffing and keeping a straight face so as not to give anything away in terms of what sort of hand they may or may not have.

Playing your cards close to your chest
Another phrase that has its roots in poker, this means to keep your fortunes close to yourself. It can also mean if you have a plan or an idea, you will keep it quiet so as not to give anything away.

Why don’t you try some of these in your day to day speech? Don’t wait to hit the online casino before busting out a couple of these phrases!

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Burlington Herd nowhere near a really exciting IBL baseball playoff series

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August 14, 2017



One of the beautiful things about sports is the way things can turn on the kicking of a ball, the passing of a piece of pigskin, the shooting of a puck or the crack of a bat.

And it was the crack of a bat that brought about a stunning 5-4 Brantford win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday afternoon in Game 7 of the quarter-final.

Panther coming home against Hamilton

A Kitchener Panther trying to beat the ball to the plate.

Brantford will now face the Barrie Baycats in the semi-final starting Tuesday.

The Baycats lost just two games in the series – and those were to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

With the Leafs out of the playoff series the Brantford Red Sox face a team they were never able to beat during the regular season.

The Red Sox win stunned the league with their game 7 comeback over the Leafs – the only team that managed to defeat the Barrie Baycats.

While the Brantford team battles it out with the league leading Barrie Baycats the Kitchener Panthers’ will take on the London Majors.

It has been an exciting series of baseball games for the league.

The Burlington Herd were taken out of the playoffs when Hamilton defeated then 4 – 1 in the seven game quarter finals.

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The Burlington Herd is out - InterCounty Baseball League close to the end of the quarter finals.

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April 11th, 2017



With the Burlington Herd out of the InterCounty Baseball League playoffs interest in the city has fallen off but there are people who want to be kept up on how the playoffs work out.

IBL_Horizontal_LogoThe Barrie Baycats are enjoying a long bye – waiting for the Brantford – Toronto quarter final and the Hamilton – Kitchener set to work their way to the semifinals.

The Brantford Red Sox forced a game 7 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. That game will take place Sunday afternoon in Toronto.

The Hamilton Cardinals won game five in that series and stayed alive enough to play game 6 against the Kitchener Panthers.

That game will be played Sunday, August 13 at 2:00 pm

The Toronto Maple Leafs are the only team who have beaten the Barrie Baycats this season – they did that twice.

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Mini Soccer Day - Saturday, August 19th to celebrate the end of the U7-U12 soccer season for the Outdoor House League program.

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August 11, 2017



The Burlington Youth Soccer Club (BYSC) is hosting “Cogeco Mini Soccer Day” in partnership with Cogeco Cable on Saturday, August 19th to celebrate the end of the soccer season for the U7-U12 age groups in their Outdoor House League program.

Cogeco Mini Soccer Day is being held to recognize our players and volunteer coaches for all of their achievements over the course of the Outdoor season. The expected attendance is upwards of 4900 people, with over 1600 players in these age divisions and both parents and coaches in attendance.

byscThe Soccer Day will take place from 8:30am – 4:00pm at Sherwood Forest Park (at the end of Fairview Street past the Appleby GO station) in Burlington.

The event will feature over 60 mini soccer matches and medal presentations throughout the morning and afternoon. Many of the BYSC’s community partners will also be in attendance and are providing bouncy castles, bubble soccer, food and prizes.

The BYSC invites the Burlington community to come out and enjoy the festivities, regardless of whether your child plays in their programs. An information tent with staff will be present if you are interested in learning more about BYSC programs or registering for our upcoming indoor season. Mark your calendars for what is sure to be a great event!

For more information about Cogeco Mini Soccer Day or other BYSC programs, visit or call 905-333-0777.



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Pickleball a part of the Live and Play offering at city recreation centres. It is all on line.

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August 10th, 2017



The 2017-18 Fall/Winter Live and Play Guide – the City of Burlington’s guide for information on recreation, sport, culture programs and festivals and events is now available online.

Printed copies are available for pick up at recreation centres, City Hall (426 Brant St.), Burlington Tourism (414 Locust St.) and Burlington public libraries.

The online Live and Play guide allows you to review and share program information as well as register for programs directly from any computer or mobile device. View the online guide.

Live - play registration dates


An interesting program that has become quite popular is pickle ball, a trending sport that is taking the world by storm. Easy to learn, Pickleball can be geared to a wide range of ages and skill levels, from those new to the sport to the most seasoned players.

Pickle ballBurlington offers registered lessons for Pickleball players of all levels. Many drop-in times and locations are also available. These drop-in programs are designated as beginner or intermediate levels and provide flexible, convenient opportunities to enjoy the sport.

In coming years, Pickleball in Burlington will expand to include more advanced lessons, advanced drop-in times, and tournament play. For now, we encourage advanced level players to play with similarly skilled partners and opponents or to respectfully adjust their level of play to the level of others.

More on the program online.

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Herd out of the IBL baseball playoffs - lose 7-2 to London Majors who take quarter 4-1 in best out of seven quarter final.

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August 9th, 2017



Herd playerThe Burlington Herd are the first team to get taken out of InterCounty Baseball 2017 playoff contention. The London Majors won its first-round series after a 7-2 victory over the Burlington Herd Tuesday night at Labatt Park.

London wins the best-of-seven series 4-1.

For Burlington, Matt Schmidt hit a solo home run, and Reese O’Farrell had the other RBI. Ryan Freemantle singled twice.

Christian Hauck (0-2) gave up seven runs (four earned) on seven hits with two walks and six strikeouts in 6.2 innings.

Byron Reichstein and Cleveland Brownlee each had two hits for the Majors and two RBI and combined to score three times for the team. Kyle Gormandy drove in three, LeJon Baker had an RBI, and Chris McQueen went 2-for-3 with two runs and a stolen base.

Luis Sanchez (2-0) went eight innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on nine hits with a walk and four strikeouts.

The Brantford Red Sox broke a 6-6 tie with two runs in the eighth inning to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 8-6 Tuesday night at Arnold Anderson Stadium.

The best-of-seven quarter-final is tied 2-2.

Panthers pitcher Jasvir Rakkar struck out 13 in a complete-game shutout as the Kitchener team blanked the Hamilton Cardinals 7-0 Tuesday night.

Kitchener leads the best-of-seven quarter-final 3-1.

Future games
Wednesday, Aug. 9
Brantford at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 10
Hamilton at Kitchener, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto at Brantford, 8 p.m.

2017 playof sched FINAL

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Burlington Herd has to win this evening to remain in the IBL playoffs.

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August 8th, 2017



The London Majors powered past the Burlington Herd in a lopsided 15 – 2 romp Sunday night.

Justin Gideon hit a solo home run, while Kevin Hussey had the other RBI.

Ryan Beckett (0-1) gave up seven runs (five earned) on seven hits in 1.2 innings. He walked one and struck out one.

On the London side Byron Reichstein and Michael Ambrose each hit two home runs.

London leads the best-of-seven quarter-final 3-1 and can advance with a win Tuesday at home.

The Toronto Brantford series has the Leafs leading the best-of-seven quarter-final 2-1.

In the Hamilton Kitchener series – Kitchener leads 2-1.

With all three quarter final playoff teams playing this evening how things are going to fall out should be clearer.

In the meantime the Barrie Baycats patiently wait to learn who they will be playing in the final round. The only team that has been able to beat the Baycats has been the Toronto Leafs.

Future games
Tuesday, Aug. 8
Burlington at London, 7:30 p.m.
Kitchener at Hamilton, 7:30 pm.
Toronto at Brantford, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 9
Brantford at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.2017 playof sched FINAL

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The Burlington Herd took a game in the best of seven quarter final series - they may be getting some footing against a team that has given them nothing but grief.

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August 6th, 2017



Two London Majors’ players hammered in 10 of the teams runs in a 14-4 win in Game 2 of their best-of-seven quarter-final Thursday night in Burlington. London leads the series 2-0.

Carlos Arteaga and Cleveland Brownlee were more than the Burlington Herd could handle.

Reese O’Farrell had two hits and two RBI for the Herd. Matt Schmidt drove in a run, while John Whaley and Ryan Freemantle each scored twice.

Herd T-shirtRich Corrente (0-1) took the loss, giving up 11 runs (seven earned) on 10 hits in five innings. He walked two and struck out three.

The Herd however found some footing and took the third of the seven game quarter final series and beat the Majors in a 9-5 win.

London now leads the quarter-final 2-1.

Future games
Sunday, Aug. 6
London at Burlington, 5:30 p.m.

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London takes the first of seven games against the Herd: score was 1-0

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August 3rd, 2017



The London Majors took the first of seven games in the IBL quarter finals.

Burlington pitcher 2017 playoff game 1The Majors had an RBI single in the first inning and that was all they needed to make it a 1-0 win over the Burlington Herd in Game 1 of their best-of-seven quarter-final Wednesday night at Labatt Park.

It was a pitching duel – with both teams’ starting pitchers – Christian Hauck for the Herd and Luis Sanchez for London – were tough, as both gave stellar performances only allowing a combined eight runs in two complete games.
What was really exciting as the game played between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Brantford Red Sox.

The Leafs scored nine straight runs to stun the Red Sox with a 12-11 win Wednesday night at Christie Pits in Game 1 of their best-of-seven quarter-final.

The Red Sox pitcher must have gone home wondering what had happened to him

At one point the Leafs were behind 11-3 before scoring five in the seventh inning and taking its first lead with four runs in the eighth.

Future games
Thursday, Aug. 3
London at Burlington, 7:15 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 4
Burlington at London, 7:35 p.m.

London leads series 1-0
Game 1: London 1, Burlington 0
Game 2: Thursday, Aug. 3, at Burlington, 7:15 p.m.
Game 3: Friday, Aug. 4, at London, 7:35 p.m.
Game 4: Sunday, Aug. 6, at Burlington, 5:30 p.m.
Game 5: Tuesday, Aug. 8, at London, 7:05 p.m.
Game 6: Thursday, Aug. 10 at Burlington, 7:15 p.m.
Game 7: Friday, Aug. 11, at London, 7:35 p.m.

2017 playof sched FINAL

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