Guelph Royals to open season May 11

GUELPH – We’re just over two months away from the scheduled Intercounty Baseball League season opener for the Guelph Royals.

The Royals are slated to open their 36-game season, the 101st season for the IBL, on May 11 at 1 p.m. at Hastings Stadium when the Kitchener Panthers are to supply the competition.

The two teams are to hook up again the following afternoon at Kitchener’s Jack Couch Park.

Those are the first two of six meetings between the teams. The Royals play every other team in the league five times.

While weather could change things, the Royals are not scheduled to play more than two consecutive road games or two consecutive home games.

As usual, the main home dates are Saturdays and Tuesdays with 12 home games set for Saturdays and the other six for Tuesdays. Saturday home games are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. in May and June and 7:30 p.m. in July. Tuesday home games are to start at 7:30 p.m. with the first one being June 4.

Starting with their opening weekend, the Royals are to play back-to-back games against the same opponent three times. The other two are June 16 and 18 against the Welland Jackfish (formerly the Burlington Bulls) and June 25 and 27 against the Barrie Baycats.

 

Royals 2019 Schedule
HOME
May 11: Kitchener Panthers, 1 p.m.
May 18: Toronto Maple Leafs, 1 p.m.
May 25: Hamilton Cardinals, 1 p.m.
June 1: London Majors, 1 p.m.
June 4: Barrie Baycats, 7:30 p.m.
June 8: Brantford Red Sox, 1 p.m.
June 15: Toronto Maple Leafs, 1 p.m.
June 18: Welland Jackfish, 7:30 p.m.
June 22: London Majors, 1 p.m.
June 25: Barrie Baycats, 7:30 p.m.
June 29: Kitchener Panthers, 1 p.m.
July 6: Toronto Maple Leafs, 7:30 p.m.
July 9: Barrie Baycats, 7:30 p.m.
July 13: Welland Jackfish, 7:30 p.m.
July 16: Hamilton Cardinals, 7:30 p.m.
July 20: Kitchener Panthers, 7:30 p.m.
July 27: Brantford Red Sox, 7:30 p.m.
July 30: Hamilton Cardinals, 7:30 p.m.
AWAY
May 12: Kitchener Panthers, 2 p.m.
May 19: Brantford Red Sox, 2 p.m.
May 24: London Majors, 7:35 p.m.
May 26: Toronto Maple Leafs, 2 p.m.
May 30: Barrie Baycats, 7:30 p.m.
June 2: Hamilton Cardinals, 2 p.m.
June 6: Welland Jackfish, 7:30 p.m.
June 7: London Majors, 7:35 p.m.
June 13: Kitchener Panthers, 7:30 p.m.
June 16: Welland Jackfish, 1:05 p.m.
June 23: Toronto Maple Leafs, 2 p.m.
June 27: Barrie Baycats, 7:30 p.m.
June 30: Brantford Red Sox, 2 p.m.
July 5: Hamilton Cardinals, 7:30 p.m.
July 7: Welland Jackfish, 1:05 p.m.
July 14: Brantford Red Sox, 2 p.m.
July 26: London Majors, 7:35 p.m.
July 28: Kitchener Panthers, 2 p.m.

 

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