Sudden demise: Guelph Royals in London tonight to determine first (UPDATE: Postponed)

No matter the outcome, the team will open the IBL playoffs at home Saturday night

UPDATE: The game tonight has been postponed due to “unforseen circumstances” and will now be played Thursday night in London.


The Guelph Royals travel to London Wednesday night to decide who finishes in first place in the Intercounty Baseball League regular season.

The London majors beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 14-4 Tuesday night in Toronto to earn the right to host the sudden-death game to determine who gets first, after both finished the regular season with identical 31-11 records.

Welland also finished the season at 31-11 but finished third because of the league tie-breaking formula.

No matter what happens Wednesday, Guelph will open the best-of-five quarter finals at Hastings Stadium Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

The winner of Wednesday night’s game in London will play eighth-place Brantford in the first round, the loser of Wednesday’s game will play the Hamilton Cardinals.

Guelph will host Game 1 Saturday and Game 3 on Tuesday. Game 2, no matter who the opponent is, will likely be played Monday night.

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