Baycats open 2019 season against Kitchener

The Barrie Baycats have the goal set of winning a sixth straight Intercounty Baseball League championship.

Now, they have a time and date on which to begin their title defence.

The Baycats will begin their 2019 IBL season at home on Sunday, May 12 as they host the Kitchener Panthers at Coates Stadium in a 2 pm start.

Barrie defeated the Panthers in six games in last year’s finals to match the Brantford Red Sox record of five consecutive championships.

The entire 2019 IBL season schedule has been released for all eight teams, including the Welland Jackfish, who have relocated from Burlington for this year.

As per usual, the Baycats will play most of their home games on Thursday and Saturday nights, with a handful of games on Sundays and Tuesdays as well.

The 101st IBL season officially opens on Sunday, May 5, when the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Brantford Red Sox. It is set to conclude on Friday, August 2.

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