The Intercounty Baseball League All-Stars were a little too much for the
Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, downing the defending IBL champions 5-
2 at the 2008 New Era IBL All-Star Game at Christie Pits.
The annual game featured some of the best players from across the IBL
taking on the Maple Leafs, with a charity slo-pitch game featuring a Media
team against a Celebrity team taking place prior to the main event.
Canadian baseball legend Ferguson Jenkins threw out the first pitch and also
took part in the charity game, with proceeds going to a local food bank.
In the game the All-Stars had a little too much depth for the Leafs, slapping
out 10 hits in the seven inning game to pull out the victory.
London Majors shortstop Dave Narodowski was the winner of the New Era
MVP Award, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and recording two putouts
and two assists.
The All-Stars scored three runs in the fourth inning to overcome an early 1-
0 deficit, then adding another pair of runs in the sixth inning to get some
insurance. Frank Hare of Guelph, Sean Reilly of Guelph, Christian Ruiz of
London, Dallas Pearson of Stratford and Henry Duke of Hamilton drove in
the runs for the Stars.
Oshawa’s Adam Garner, one of five pitchers used in the game by the Stars,
got the win. He pitched two innings, allowing one hit with three strikeouts
and no walks.
Toronto starter Ryan Mashinter was the loser, going three-plus innings, He
allowed three runs on six hits with a strikeout.
Joe Colameco and Warren Bradley drove in the runs for the Maple Leafs,
who managed just six hits.
Oshawa's Adam Garner Gets the Victory as the
All-Stars Defeat the Leafs in IBL All-Star Game