BIAL Baseball Ireland Adult Leagues B League 2022

Standings

BIAL Baseball Ireland Adult Leagues B1 League 2022

PosTeamWLPtsPctGBRSRADiffStrk
1131390.929025599156W9
2112330.8461.51798792W4
3104300.714317411559W4
494270.6923.520111685W3
5411120.2679.5148227-79W1
626-220.1338122183-61F7

BIAL Baseball Ireland Adult Leagues B2 League 2022

PosTeamWLPtsPctGBRSRADiffStrk
1115330.688019212963W1
295270.643120112081W1
388240.5003191228-37W3
486240.5712154167-13W3
568180.4294229234-5L4
6212-20.1258133268-135L2
718-250.0636.585291-206F7

Standings calculated automatically from results. For Official Results and Standings please visit the Baseball Ireland website at [Results and Standings References: 1]

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For Official Results and Standings please visit the Baseball Ireland website at [Results and Standings References: 1]

Weekly Recaps

Week 1 (2 April 2022)

Opening Day 2022 featured six games accross the B League as defending B League Champions Mariners Baseball B defeated Comets Baseball from Clones, Co. Monaghan 11-8. Newcomers Vikings, the Mariners 3rd team won 11-0 at Shanganagh versus Ashbourne Stags; Red Rox from Portmarnock in Co. Fingal / North Co. Dublin won 13-2 at home to Dublin Spartans B; Dublin Hurricanes B defeated visiting Belfast Buccaneers 23-20; Ashbourne Titans won 23-2 at Ashbourne Giants B; and Belfast NorthStars won 30-16 in a slugfest versus Cork Cosmos. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 2 (9-10 April 2022)

Belfast NorthStars improved to 2-0 in the B League Upper with a 21-6 defeat of Ashbourne Giants B in Belfast, while Ashbourne Titans joined them with a close 13-12 victory over Comets Baseball at the IBC and Mariners Baseball B remain on 1-0 while sitting out the weekend. In the B League Lower Red Rox improved to 2-0 with a convincing 16-1 victory over Belfast Buccaneers at Hydebank Park in Belfast, while both Dublin Hurricanes B and Vikings sat out the weekend staying on 1-0. One game behind B League Lower leaders Red Rox were Ashbourne Stags who had a 24-12 victory versus Dublin Spartans B at Corkagh Park. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 4 (23 April 2022)

After a bye week due to Easter the Baseball Ireland Adult Leagues resumed on Saturday the 23rd of April, with victories for Red Rox Baseball (30-5 in Portmarnock versus Cork Cosmos 1) and Vikings (10-9 versus Dublin Hurricanes B in Shanganagh Park, Shankill). The wins put the two teams on 3-0 and 2-0 respectively at the top of the B League Lower standings. Ashbourne Stage joined Vikings on two wins in the Lower Division, with a shock 15-11 defeat of Mariners B, who dropped to 1-1 in the Upper Division. Also in the Upper Division on the Sunday, Belfast NorthStars won 7-6 versus Comets Baseball in 9 Innings, helping the NorthStars to a 3-0 record and dropping the unlucky Comets to 0-3. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 5 (30 April 2022)

Mariners Baseball Vikings handed B League Lower leaders Red Rox Baseball their first loss of the season, winning 16-6 in Shanganagh Park. The Ashbourne Stags joined Red Rox on 3-1 at the top of the B Lower with a 26-16 victory over Cork Cosmos 1 who lost their second straight to start the season. Dublin Hurricanes B won 28-16 at Dublin Spartans B at Corkagh Park, as the ‘Canes moved to 2-1 at within half a game of leaders Stags and Red Rox in the B Lower League. Ashbourne Titans and Belfast NorthStars remain undefeated at the top of the B League Upper, with Mariners B just behind on 2-1. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 6 (7-8 May 2022)

Dublin Spartans B forfeited their game with Vikings 0-9. Belfast Buccaneers won 25-14 versus Cork Cosmos 1 to gain their first win of the season in the B2 League. In the B1 League Mariners B took over top spot from Ashbourne Giants B with a 13-3 victory and Cork Cosmos gained their first victory of the season in a 22-10 defeat of Ashbourne Giants B who remain winless [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 7 (14 May 2022)

In the B1 League Belfast NorthStars defeated Ashbourne Titans 18-5 to improve to 4-0 as the Titans fell to 2-2. Comets Baseball gained their first win of the season after three close losses, 20-11 at Cork Cosmos in Corkagh Park, Clondalkin and Mariners B defeated Ashbourne Giants B 21-5 in the IBC to go 3-1 and clear in second place from the Titans.

In the B2 League Red Rox defeated Ashbourne Stags, both 3-1 coming into the game, 17-4. Vikings improved to 5-0 with a 22-12 triumph over Belfast Buccaneers who dropped to 1-3 and Dublin Hurricanes B won 24-12 at Cork Cosmos 1 in Corkagh Park, Clondalkin. Hurricanes B improve to 3-1 with the win and Cosmos 1 fell to their fourth straight defeat. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 8 (21-22 May 2022)

In the B1 League Mariners B drew level with Belfast NorthStars on 4-1 at the top of the league after a 17-12 victory at Shanganagh Park. Comets moved into third on 2-3 with a 14-3 defeat of Ashbourne Giants B at the IBC. Giants B fell to 0-5 after the loss.

Ashbourne Stags leapfrogged Dublin Hurricanes B into second place in the B2 League after a 19-17 win at Corkagh Park. The ‘Canes B dropped to fourth place on 3-2 with the loss as the Stags improved to 4-2. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 9 (28 May 2022)

In the B1 League Ashbourne Titans beat Cork Cosmos 10-5 to move within one game of the leaders on 3-2 as the Cosmos dropped to 1-3. Meanwhile in the B2 League Ashbourne Stags and Red Rox Baseball joined Vikings on five wins with defeats of Belfast Buccaneers (1-4) by a score of 9-6 and Dublin Hurricanes B (3-3) by 17 runs to 9 respectively. In the other match played in the last weekend in May, Cork Cosmos 1 defeated Dublin Spartans B 22-19 to gain their first victory of the season in a match-up between two winless teams. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 10 (4 June 2022)

There was a Belfast double and a Mariners double in Week 10: Belfast Buccaneers defeated Ashbourne Giants B 14-12 and Belfast NorthStars travelled to Dublin defeating the Hurricanes B 18-2. In Shanganagh Park, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Dublin, Vikings defeated Cork Cosmos 17-13 and Mariners B won 29-4 versus Cork Cosmos 1. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Midweek 11 (8 June 2022)

Mariners Baseball B, undefeated in the B1 League met their newest team, the Vikings, also undefeated in the B2 League, at their home in Shanganagh Park, and won 9-5 handing the Vikings their first defeat of the season. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 11 (11 June 2022)

It was a case of four wins from four games for the B1 League in the morning as they met the B2 League in Week 11: Belfast NorthStars won 14-4 versus Red Rox Baseball; Comets defeated Ashbourne Stags 19-7; Ashbourne Titans triumphed 17-1 at home to Belfast Buccaneers and Cork Cosmos won 28-6 at home to Dublin Spartans B. Later in the afternoon Dublin Hurricanes B pulled one back for the B2 League when defeating Ashbourne Giants B 28-18 to close the gap on second placed Red Rox Baseball and Ashbourne Stags. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 12 (18 June 2022)

Belfast NorthStars (7-1) with a 26-7 victory over Ashbourne Stags (5-4); Mariners Baseball B (6-1) who won 17-6 versus Dublin Spartans B (0-6); and Comets Baseball (4-3) who defeated Cork Cosmos 1 (1-6) 22-5 all had victories for B1 League teams versus B2 League teams in week 12. Meanwhile B2 teams Belfast Buccaneers (3-5) had a shock win over Cork Cosmos (2-5) by 16 runs to 13; and Red Rox Baseball (6-2) had a 15-9 victory over Ashbourne Giants B to regain some pride for the B2 League. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 13 (25 June 2022)

Belfast North Stars moved half a game ahead of Mariners B at the top of the B1 League on 8-1 with a huge 39-5 victory over Cork Cosmos 1 in Corkagh Park, as the Cork side fell to 1-7. Ashbourne Titans kept in touch with the top two in the B1 League as they defeated B2 League second placed Red Rox 25-10. The Titans improved to 5-2 with the win and Red Rox slipped to 6-3 with the loss. Meanwhile B2 League’s Dublin Hurricanes B continued their good run against B1 League teams with a 21-14 win away at Corkagh Park against Cork Cosmos. The win put Hurricanes B on 5-4 and in joint third in the B2 League as Cosmos dropped to 2-6 in the B1 League. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Weeks 14-18 (July 2022)

Belfast NorthStars on 12-1 moved two games ahead of Mariners Baseball B on 9-2 after four victories in July (15-11 at Mariners Vikings, a 9-0 walkover at Cork Cosmos, 22-11 at Ashbourne Giants B and 10-9 versus Dublin Spartans B). The Mariners B went 2-1 in July with an 8-10 loss at Belfast Buccaneers at the beginning of the month followed by two walkovers versus Cork Cosmos. Ashbourne Titans remained in the hunt for a playoff spot on 8-4, going 3-2 during July with wins over Ashbourne Stags (14-13), Ashbourne Giants B (11-6) and a walkover victory against Cork Cosmos 1. Comets Baseball were a game further back on 6-4 as Ulster’s Republic of Ireland team went 2-1 during July, defeating Dublin Spartans B 25-5 and Ashbourne Titans 22-7. Out of the running were Ashbourne Giants B on 3-10, who had a 27-2 victory at Cork Cosmos 1; an 11-10 win over Ashbourne Titans and 12-9 victory at home to Mariners Vikings as they went 3-2 in July. Both Cork Cosmos teams pulled out of the league and folded, conceding their remaining games. [References: Results and Standings 1]

In the B2 League, it was tight at the top with Mariners Baseball Vikings (10-3) one game ahead of Red Rox Baseball (8-3) thanks to victories at home to Dublin Spartans B (12-5); at Ashbourne Stags (18-3) and two walkover wins at Cork Cosmos 1. These wins however, were sandwiched between losses to Belfast NorthStars (11-15 on 3 July) and 9-12 at Ashbourne Giants B (on 31 July). Red Rox remained their nearest challenger for the B2 pennant with a walkover win versus Cork Cosmos and a huge 34-11 defeat of Belfast Buccaneers. Ashbourne Stags (7-6) and Dublin Hurricanes B (6-5) remained in the playoff picture as the Stags followed losses to Ashbourne Titans (13-14) and Mariners Vikings (3-18) with walkover victories against Dublin Spartans B and Cork Cosmos. Dublin Hurricanes B meanwhile, defeated Belfast Buccaneers 17-14 and then lost to Mariners B 7-12. Belfast Buccaneers improved to 5-7 with a 10-8 victory over Mariners B followed by losses to Hurricanes B and Red Rox and then a shock 21-12 over Comets. Dublin Spartans B were still looking for a first victory as the Clondalkin-based team lost to Comets and Mariners Vikings before conceding to the Ashbourne Stags. They were not at the foot of the table however, after Cork Cosmos 1 disbanded and pulled out of the league.

At the end of July the leading playoff contenders were Belfast NorthStars (12-1) and Mariners Baseball B (9-2) in the B1 League and Mariners Vikings (10-3) and Red Rox Baseball (8-3) in the B2 League. Still in with a shot were Ashbourne Titans (8-4) and Comets (6-4) in the B1 League and Ashbourne Stags (7-6) and Dublin Hurricanes B (6-5) in the B2 League. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Weeks 19-22 (August 2022)

In a very close B1 League Pennant race, Belfast NorthStars extended their winning streak to nine games before the last weekend in August with a 15-0 victory over northern rivals Belfast Buccaneers. The NorthStars stood at 13-1, while in second place the 11-2 Mariners B had a 13-12 win at Red Rox and benefitted from a walkover versus Cork Cosmos. Ashbourne Titans, like Mariners B extended their winning streak to four games with triumphs over Dublin Spartans B (15-0) and Vikings (12-2) to stand on 10-4. Half a game behind the Titans on 9-4 and with a three-game winning streak were Comets who had a good month, defeating Dublin Hurricanes B 18-5, Vikings 13-11 and Red Rox 11-9. Ashbourne Giants B, already out of the running picked up a walkover at Cork Cosmos. [References: Results and Standings 1]

The B2 League race was a three-team affair with Mariners Vikings leading the way on 11-5, Red Rox in second on 9-5 and Ashbourne Stags on 9-6 in third, although Belfast Buccaneers were putting together a push for the playoffs on 8-8 after a three-game winning streak. Dublin Hurricanes B had perhaps too much left to do on 6-8 and Dublin Spartans B were already eliminated from playoff contention on 2-12. Buccaneers had won twice over Dublin Spartans B (18-4 and 13-12 in a double-header in Belfast) after losing to Belfast NorthStars and then had a walkover versus Cork Cosmos 1 to break even on the year. Ashbourne Stags likewise put up a three-game winning streak also with a walkover versus Cork Cosmos 1. Leading the way in the B2 League, however, were Red Rox who suffered close losses to B1 League challengers Mariners B and Comets before a walkover against Cosmos 1; and the B2 Leaders themselves the Vikings who lost to Comets and Titans of the B1 League. [References: Results and Standings 1]

ABOUT BASEBALL IRELAND B LEAGUE 2022 SEASON

The 2021 Baseball Ireland B League season shall be the 16th of the B League since it spilt into two Leagues (A and B) in 2007, and the 25th in total since the Irish Baseball League was founded in 1997 (there were earlier attempts at starting an Irish Baseball League from the 1960s onwards – see the International Baseball page on Eirball for more details as well as Josh Chetwynd’s book “Baseball in Europe”.

There are a total of 13 teams in the B League in 2022, including two new teams: Cork Cosmos 1 (Cosmos 2nds Teams) and Mariners Baseball Vikings (Mariners Baseball’s 3rds Team). All other teams have returned: Red Rox from Portmarnock, North Co. Dublin / Co. Fingal; Ashbourne Giants have entered four teams: Ashbourne Giants B team, Ashbourne Titans as well as Ashbourne Stags all playing in the B League; Dublin City Hurricanes B and Dublin Spartans B; Belfast Baseball’s A Team the NorthStars and B Team the Belfast Buccaneers. This makes for a grand total of 17 teams across the A League and B League Upper and Lower – a new record. For the 2022 season Ashbourne Stags have been relegated from the B League Upper and Ashbourne Titans and Cork Cosmos have been promoted to the B League Upper from the B League Lower.

Map of Ireland 2022 Counties, Boroughs and Districts showing logos and locations of BIAL B League teams 2022

Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski superimposed with Labeled Color Map of Districts of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Copyright: lara2016 [2022 AFI Team Logos added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie [27]
[27] Vector — Labeled Color Map of Districts of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Copyright: lara2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_144615978_labeled-color-map-of-districts-of-northern-ireland-united-kingdom.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-21 [Accessed 10 January 2022] Superimposed on Vector — Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_51580818_map-of-ireland-administrative-divisions-on-counties-level.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-1 [Accessed 10 January 2022] Combined with 2022 Baseball Ireland Adult Leagues B League Team Logos by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball [10 January 2022]

References

Results and Standings References

[1] Baseball Ireland (2022) B League 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://baseballireland.ie/league/169839/ [Accessed 26 August 2022]

LOGO REFERENCES

[1] Dublin Hurricanes (2022) Ashbourne-Giants-WhatsApp-Image-2021-06-25-at-15.10.11-128×128 [Internet] Available from: http://www.dublinhurricanes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Ashbourne-Giants-WhatsApp-Image-2021-06-25-at-15.10.11-128×128.jpeg [Accessed 15 February 2022]

[1] Ashbourne Baseball Club Facebook (2021) Photo, August 2, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/ashbournebaseball/photos/a.2035607616472757/4605555402811286 [Accessed 14 August 2021]

[3] Dublin City Hurricanes (2021) Ashbourne-Titans-Logo-150×150 [Internet] Available from: http://www.dublinhurricanes.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Ashbourne-Titans-Logo-150×150.png [Accessed 20 July 2021]

[1] Dublin City Hurricanes (2021) Belfast-Buccaneers-WhatsApp-Image-2021-06-25-at-15.12.41 [Internet] Available from: http://www.dublinhurricanes.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Belfast-Buccaneers-WhatsApp-Image-2021-06-25-at-15.12.41.jpeg [Accessed 20 July 2021]

[1] Belfast North Stars Twitter Profile (2020) Profile Picture [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/378800000271538121/e6476e623da23b987667e514c64569a3_400x400.jpeg [Accessed 25 August 2020]

[32] Dublin City Hurricanes Facebook Page (2018) Dublin City Hurricanes Logo [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-1/p200x200/10933776_804798689591934_8248138920111264355_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&oh=fa032b0e9afd140ec2e5ffa4f8ae3c0b&oe=5C54C203 [Accessed 6 October 2018]

[32] Dublin Spartans Facebook Page (2018) Dublin Spartans Logo [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-1/p200x200/12472700_1694851807430395_1309963740216936694_n.png?_nc_cat=110&oh=7c98365b37e8084eb781a5c420a31619&oe=5C517A8C [Accessed 6 October 2018]

[38] Comets Baseball Facebook Page (2020) Profile Picture, February 13, 2020. [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/Cavan.Comets/photos/a.143624539012535/3497830903591865/ [Accessed 19 June 2021]

[4] Mariners Baseball (2021) Profile Picture, April 7 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/MarinersBaseballClub/photos/a.152658488121688/3793642710689896/ [Accessed 19 June 2021]

[4] Dublin City Hurricanes (2021) Red Rox Baseball [Internet] Available from: http://www.dublinhurricanes.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Red-Rox-Baseball-WhatsApp-Image-2021-06-25-at-15.10.43-150×150.jpeg [Accessed 20 July 2021]

IMAGES

[1] Baseball Ireland (2017) Baseball Ireland Logo Car Sticker [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/images/carsticker.jpg [Accessed 1 May 2017

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Adrian Kelly, Tom Kelley and Dr. Jose A. Santos (Baseball Ireland) and Rav Mphande and Charles Fabian (Dublin City Hurricanes).

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