FOUR BAYCATS SELECTED AS 2023 ALL-STARS
BARRIE – The Intercounty Baseball League announced the first and second team All-Stars for the 2023 season Monday morning. With that, four Baycats were honored for their contributions. Left-handed pitcher Frank Garcés, designated hitter Ryan Rijo, and second baseman Adam Odd were all named to the first team while Canice Ejoh was named to the second team.
Voted as Pitcher of the Year in the IBL broadcasters vote, Garcés pitched his way on to the first team with an ERA of 2.47 and 83 strikeouts in ten regular season starts. His three complete games, including a gem in game one of the finals, cemented him as Barrie’s ace, leading the team in wins, strikeouts, and ERA.
With career highs in hits, home runs, RBI, and runs scored, Rijo broke a Baycats single season record with 48 RBI, passing Jordan Castaldo, Kyle DeGrace, and Kevin Atkinson. Ryan was also voted on to the IBL broadcaster first team. He led the Baycats in the playoffs with three home runs and 16 RBI.
Adam Odd was the Baycats unsung hero this season, sporting a .390 batting average with six home runs and 27 RBI. Playing all around the infield this year, Odd was recognized as a second baseman on the first team. Adam was a key part down the stretch, winning the final Player of the Week for the 2023 season.
With Noel McGarry-Doyle leaving towards the end of the season for school, the Baycats needed a consistent leadoff hitter. And they got it in Canice Ejoh. Setting the Baycats single-season record for stolen bases with 26, Ejoh got on base repeatedly and used his speed to manufacture runs. Canice was named to the second team as an outfielder.
The Barrie Baycats would like to congratulate and recognize the performances of these players and their hard work helping Barrie get to the IBL finals this season.