Cards, Baycats playoff series starts Saturday


ibl logoThe Hamilton Cardinals will open a best-of-seven first round playoff series with the Barrie Baycats on Saturday (Aug. 10).

The second game of the Intercounty Baseball League’s post-season activities is set for the following day at Hamilton’s Bernie Arbour Stadium at 2 p.m. Saturday’s game has a 7:30 p.m. first-pitch start.

Hamilton finished the regular season in sixth place with a 16-26 record while Barrie was in third place with a 25-17 mark to earn home-field advantage in the first round. During the regular season the teams split their six game series with the home teams winning each game.

Prior to the start of Sunday’s contest, the Cardinals will hold a special ceremony to hand out year-end awards including The Fanz Choice Player of the Year award.

Other playoffs dates in the series are:

Game 3 – Tuesday, Aug. 13 – 7:30 p.m., Hamilton at Barrie (Schmidt and Shaw Stadium)
Game 4 – Wednesday, Aug. 14 – 7:30 p.m., Barrie at Hamilton (Bernie Arbour Stadium)
*Game 5 – Thursday, Aug. 15 – 7:30 p.m., Hamilton at Barrie (Schmidt and Shaw Stadium)
*Game 6 – Saturday, Aug. 17 – 7:30 p.m., Barrie at Hamilton (Bernie Arbour Stadium)
*Game 7 – Sunday, August 18th – 7:00 PM – Hamilton at Barrie (Schmidt and Shaw Stadium)

* If necessary