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Kitchener Panthers to meet Toronto in IBL semi-final, starting Friday

The Toronto Maple Leafs advanced to meet Kitchener by completing the first-ever IBL playoff no-hitter
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The semi-finals have been set in the Intercounty Baseball League.

And it was a historic Game 5 victory for the Toronto Maple Leafs last night to get the job done.

The Leafs' Zach Sloane and Marek Deksa combined to pitch the first playoff no-hitter in IBL history, as they beat Guelph 6-2 Wednesday night.

They will now have to tangle with the Kitchener Panthers in a best-of-seven series, while Barrie meets Hamilton in the other.

Game 1 is set for Friday night at 7:30 p.m. from Jack Couch Park in Kitchener.

The rest of the schedule looks as follows:

  • Game 2:  Sunday, August 19 in Toronto (2:00 p.m.)
  • Game 3:  Tuesday, August 21 in Kitchener (7:30 p.m.)
  • Game 4:  Wednesday, August 22 in Toronto (7:30 p.m.)
  • *Game 5:  Thursday, August 23 in Kitchener (7:30 p.m.)
  • *Game 6:  Saturday, August 25 in Toronto (time TBD)
  • *Game 7:  Sunday August 26 in Kitchener (2:00 p.m.)

* - if necessary

Kitchener dominated the season series, taking all five games head-to-head during the regular season.

Mark Pare

About the Author: Mark Pare

Mark is a graduate of Canadore College in North Bay whose career has taken him through a number of spots across Ontario. He spent nearly a decade in the radio news industry in North Bay, Timmins and Waterloo Region
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