Category: Baseball Ireland

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BBI Baseball Ireland B League 2023

Standings

Baseball Ireland B1 League 2023

PosTeamWLFFPtsPctGBRSRAL10Strk
1740210.63601691156-4-0-0W2
2630180.667099816-3-0-0W3
3620180.75001121046-2-0-0W1
4610180.8570106376-1-0-0W4
535090.3750801223-5-0-0L1
6009-360.00000770-0-0-9F9

Baseball Ireland B2 League 2023

PosTeamWLFFPtsPctGBRSRAL10Strk
1910270.9000200989-1-0-0L1
2550150.50001441325-5-0-0W3
3460120.40001031384-6-0-0L2
435090.37501191443-5-0-0W1
544180.444063834-4-0-1F1
618030.1110791651-8-0-0L2

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

Playoffs

Regular Season Results

Baseball Ireland B League 2023

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
2 - 13

Dublin Hurricanes B vs Dublin Spartans B

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
4 - 26

Ashbourne Titans vs Belfast Northstars

(Week 2)
16 - 7

Dublin Hurricanes B vs Ashbourne Giants B

(Week 2)
24 - 14

Red Rox Baseball vs Vikings

(Week 2)
6 - 10

Belfast Buccaneers vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 2)
20 - 16

Cork Renegades vs Dublin Spartans B

(Week 2)
13 - 23

Belfast Buccaneers vs Ashbourne Stags

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
26 - 8

Red Rox Baseball vs Belfast Buccaneers

Match Day Week 4
(Week 4)
9 - 0 #

Red Rox Baseball vs Comets Baseball

(Week 4)
5 - 11

Ashbourne Titans vs Cork Renegades

(Week 4)
15 - 22

Dublin Hurricanes B vs Vikings

Match Day Week 5
(Week 5)
13 - 11

Mariners Baseball B vs Dublin Hurricanes B

(Week 5)
9 - 0 #

Cork Renegades vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 5)
6 - 21

Belfast Buccaneers vs Belfast Northstars

Match Day Week 6
(Week 6)
5 - 10

Belfast Northstars vs Ashbourne Titans

(Week 6)
16 - 6

Ashbourne Giants B vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 6)
12 - 8

Ashbourne Giants B vs Belfast Buccaneers

(Week 6)
19 - 26

Dublin Spartans B vs Red Rox Baseball

(Week 6)
24 - 12

Cork Renegades vs Vikings

Match Day Week 7
(Week 7)
7 - 2

Ashbourne Giants B vs Belfast Buccaneers

(Week 7)
21 - 20

Dublin Spartans B vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 7)
20 - 16

Ashbourne Stags vs Dublin Spartans B

(Week 7)
7 - 13

Red Rox Baseball vs Belfast Northstars

(Week 7)
17 - 5

Ashbourne Titans vs Vikings

(Week 7)
15 - 15

Cork Renegades vs Dublin Hurricanes B

Match Day Week 9
(Week 9)
21 - 25

Dublin Spartans B vs Belfast Buccaneers

(Week 9)
9 - 0 #

Ashbourne Giants B vs Comets Baseball

(Week 9)
21 - 6

Belfast Northstars vs Vikings

(Week 9)
19 - 5

Ashbourne Titans vs Mariners Baseball B

(Week 9)
17 - 9

Dublin Hurricanes B vs Red Rox Baseball

Match Day Week 10
(Week 10)
20 - 10

Mariners Baseball B vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 10)
0 # - 9

Comets Baseball vs Belfast Northstars

(Week 10)
9 - 7

Mariners Baseball B vs Ashbourne Giants B

Match Day Week 11 Midweek
(Week 11 Midweek)
14 - 12

Red Rox Baseball vs Ashbourne Titans

Match Day Week 11
(Week 11)
4 - 31

Dublin Spartans B vs Cork Renegades

(Week 11)
9 - 0 #

Ashbourne Stags vs Comets Baseball

(Week 11)
15 - 14

Mariners Baseball B vs Red Rox Baseball

(Week 11)
18 - 26

Dublin Hurricanes B vs Cork Renegades

Match Day Week 12
(Week 12)
0 # - 9

Comets Baseball vs Vikings

(Week 12)
0 - 21

Ashbourne Stags vs Cork Renegades

(Week 12)
11 - 4

Belfast Northstars vs Red Rox Baseball

Match Day Week 13 Midweek
(Week 13 Midweek)
15 - 3

Red Rox Baseball vs Ashbourne Giants B

Match Day Week 13
(Week 13)
2 - 18

Ashbourne Giants B vs Cork Renegades

(Week 13)
16 - 5

Dublin Hurricanes B vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 13)
0 # - 9

Comets Baseball vs Dublin Spartans B

(Week 13)
18 - 15

Ashbourne Titans vs Mariners Baseball B

Match Day Week 14 Midweek
(Week 14 Midweek)
9 - 0 #

Vikings vs Ashbourne Giants B

Match Day Week 14
(Week 14)
7 - 0 #

Ashbourne Titans vs Comets Baseball

(Week 14)
7 - 0 #

Ashbourne Titans vs Comets Baseball

(Week 14)
3 - 13

Belfast Buccaneers vs Dublin Hurricanes B

(Week 14)
26 - 25

Mariners Baseball B vs Cork Renegades

(Week 14)
8 - 21

Belfast Buccaneers vs Dublin Hurricanes B

(Week 14)
3 - 21

Vikings vs Red Rox Baseball

Match Day Week
(Week)
0 # - 9

Comets Baseball vs Mariners Baseball B

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

Weekly Recaps

Week 1 (2 April 2023)

Dublin Spartans B’s 13-2 defeat of Dublin Hurricanes B at Corkagh Park was the only game to go ahead on opening day 2023. [References: S-1]

Week 2 (15-16 April 2023)

In the B1 League Belfast Northstars opened with a 26-4 victory at Ashbourne Titans in Co. Meath’s International Baseball Centre and Red Rox from Portmarnock played host to Vikings from Shankill, with the Fingal team winning 24-14. The B2 League featured a Dublin Hurricanes B playing host to Ashbourne Giants B, with the Clondalkin-based Hurricanes B winning 16-7. A double-header between Belfast Buccaneers and Ashbourne Stags at Hydebank Park witnessed two Stags victories: 10-6 and 23-13. Undoubtedly the game of the weekend, however, was Cork Renegades debut, winning 20-16 versus Dublin Spartans B. [References: S-1]

ABOUT BASEBALL IRELAND B LEAGUE 2023 SEASON

The 2023 Baseball Ireland B League season shall be the 17th of the B League since it spilt into two Leagues (A and B) in 2007, and the 27th 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 12 teams in the B League in 2023, including one new team: Cork Renegades, replacing Cork Cosmos and Cork Cosmos 1. 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 16 teams across the A League and B1 & B2 Leagues . For the 2023 season Ashbourne Giants B have been relegated from the B1 League and Cork Cosmos removed from the same League and Red Rox Baseball and Mariners Vikings have been promoted to the B1 League from the B2 League. Cork Renegades replace Cork Cosmos 1 in the B2 League.

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

Baseball Stock Image

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References

Results and Standings References

[1] Baseball Ireland (2023) Baseball Ireland B League 2023 [Internet] Available from: https://baseballireland.ie/league/180842/ [Accessed 3 April 2023]

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]

[39] Baseball Ireland (2023) Belfast-Buccaneers-Logo-300×260 [Internet] Available from: https://baseballireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Belfast-Buccaneers-Logo-300×260.jpeg [Accessed 19 April 2023]

[40] Baseball Ireland (2023) Cork-Renegades-2023-298×300 [Internet] Available from: https://baseballireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Cork-Renegades-2023-298×300.jpeg [Accessed 17 April 2023]

[41] Baseball Ireland (2023) Dublin-Spartans-2023-300×300 [Internet] Available from: https://baseballireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Dublin-Spartans-2023-300×300.jpeg [Accessed 19 April 2023]

[42] Baseball Ireland (2023) Belfast-Northstars-272×300 [Internet] Available from: https://baseballireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Belfast-Northstars-272×300.jpeg [Accessed 17 April 2023]

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).

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish, North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 16 January 2023

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022-2023

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

BIAL Baseball Ireland Adult Leagues A League 2022

Standings

BIAL Baseball Ireland Adult Leagues A League 2022

PosTeamWLFFPtsPctGBRSRADiffStrk
11380390.619018211963W2
21290360.571015711938L1
310101260.4760141173-32W1
47122130.3330121190-69L1

Standings calculated automatically from schedule on Baseball Ireland website. Please see Official Schedule at: https://baseballireland.ie/league/169834/ [Last Accessed 16 October 2022]

Playoff Schedule

Baseball Ireland A League Playoffs 2022

Match Day Semi-Finals Game 1
(Semi-Finals Game 1)
8 - 7

Dublin Spartans vs Ashbourne Giants

Match Day Semi-Finals Game 2
(Semi-Finals Game 2)
10 - 2

Ashbourne Giants vs Dublin Spartans

Match Day Semi-Finals Game 3
(Semi-Finals Game 3)
5 - 11

Dublin Spartans vs Ashbourne Giants

Match Day A Final Game 1
(A Final Game 1)
6 - 9

Mariners Baseball vs Ashbourne Giants

Match Day A Final Game 2
(A Final Game 2)
13 - 12

Ashbourne Giants vs Mariners Baseball

Playoff Schedule taken from Baseball Ireland website. Please see Official Schedule at: https://baseballireland.ie/league/175788/ [Last Accessed 16 October 2022]

Schedule

Baseball Ireland Adult Leagues A League 2022

(Week 1)
13 - 3

Mariners Baseball vs Ashbourne Giants

(Week 1)
0 - 8

Dublin Hurricanes vs Dublin Spartans

(Week 2)
3 - 8

Ashbourne Giants vs Dublin Hurricanes

(Week 2)
9 - 8

Dublin Spartans vs Mariners Baseball

(Week 4)
21 - 0

Mariners Baseball vs Ashbourne Giants

(Week 4)
10 - 9

Dublin Spartans vs Dublin Hurricanes

(Week 5)
11:00 am

Dublin Hurricanes vs Dublin Spartans

(Midweek 6)
6:30 pm

Ashbourne Giants vs Dublin Hurricanes

(Midweek 6)
0 - 15

Dublin Spartans vs Mariners Baseball

(Week 6)
7 - 15

Ashbourne Giants vs Dublin Spartans

(Week 6)
2 - 10

Dublin Hurricanes vs Mariners Baseball

(Week 6A)
5 - 6

Dublin Hurricanes vs Mariners Baseball

(Week 7)
0 # - 9

Dublin Hurricanes vs Ashbourne Giants

(Week 7)
7 - 3

Mariners Baseball vs Dublin Spartans

(Week 8)
10 - 5

Dublin Hurricanes vs Dublin Spartans

(Midweek 9)
8 - 7

Dublin Spartans vs Ashbourne Giants

(Week 9)
5 - 2

Mariners Baseball vs Dublin Spartans

(Midweek 10)
1 - 4

Mariners Baseball vs Ashbourne Giants

(Week 10)
3 - 13

Dublin Hurricanes vs Dublin Spartans

(Week 10)
10 - 5

Ashbourne Giants vs Mariners Baseball

(Week 11)
0 - 19

Dublin Hurricanes vs Mariners Baseball

(Week 12)
4 - 8

Ashbourne Giants vs Dublin Spartans

(Week 14)
9 - 0 #

Ashbourne Giants vs Dublin Hurricanes

(Midweek 15)
11 - 10

Ashbourne Giants vs Dublin Spartans

(Week 15)
9 - 2

Mariners Baseball vs Dublin Hurricanes

(Week 15)
1 - 4

Dublin Spartans vs Ashbourne Giants

(Week 18)
9 - 17

Mariners Baseball vs Dublin Hurricanes

(Midweek 19)
14 - 1

Dublin Spartans vs Ashbourne Giants

(Midweek 20)
6 - 15

Ashbourne Giants vs Dublin Hurricanes

(Midweek 20)
7 - 0

Dublin Spartans vs Mariners Baseball

(Week 20)
13 - 5

Dublin Spartans vs Ashbourne Giants

(Week 20)
11 - 7

Mariners Baseball vs Dublin Hurricanes

(Midweek 21)
12 - 5

Ashbourne Giants vs Mariners Baseball

(Week 21)
8 - 14

Mariners Baseball vs Dublin Hurricanes

(Week 22)
16 - 6

Dublin Spartans vs Dublin Hurricanes

(Midweek 23)
15 - 0

Ashbourne Giants vs Dublin Hurricanes

(Midweek 23)
0 - 6

Dublin Spartans vs Mariners Baseball

(Week 23)
14 - 3

Ashbourne Giants vs Mariners Baseball

(Week 24)
5 - 6

Dublin Spartans vs Dublin Hurricanes

(Week 24)
8 - 19

Ashbourne Giants vs Mariners Baseball

(Week 24)
3 - 10

Dublin Hurricanes vs Dublin Spartans

(Week 26)
9 - 0 #

Dublin Hurricanes vs Ashbourne Giants

(Week 26)
5 - 9

Dublin Hurricanes vs Ashbourne Giants

(Week 26)
2 - 0

Mariners Baseball vs Dublin Spartans

Schedule take from Baseball Ireland website. Please see Official Schedule at: https://baseballireland.ie/league/169834/ [Last Accessed 16 October 2022]

Weekly Recaps

Week 1 (1 April 2022)

Mariners Baseball and Dublin Spartans both got off to convincing winning starts in the Baseball Ireland Adult Leagues A League 2022 season, with Mariners Baseball defeating Ashbourne Giants 13-3 at Shanganagh at Dublin Spartans winning 8-0 versus Dublin Hurricanes at Corkagh Park. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 2 (8-9 April 2022)

Dublin Spartans continued their good start of season form with a 9-8 defeat at Corkagh Park of Mariners Baseball who dropped to 1-1, while Dublin Hurricanes were triumphant 8-3 versus Ashbourne Giants at the International Baseball Centre in Co. Meath. Hurricanes now moved to 1-1 while the Giants remained winless on 0-2. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 4 (23-24 April 2022)

After a bye week due to Easter the Baseball Ireland Adult Leagues got back to play on Saturday, the 23rd of April, with a match-up between the two Leinster Regional teams from just outside Dublin: Mariners Baseball from Greystones-Shankill and Ashbourne Giants from just outside the Dublin county line in Co. Meath. Mariners had the best of this game, winning 21-0 to move to 2-1 in the Standings, while Giants dropped to 0-3. On the Sunday, Dublin Spartans defeated Dublin Hurricanes 10-9 after 12 Innings to go 3-0 to start the season while the ‘canes drop to 1-2. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 5 (1 May 2022)

All games were rained off.

Midweek 6 (5 May 2022)

The first Midweek game of the season on the 4th of May between Hurricanes and Giants was cancelled, but on the 5th the Mariners won 15-0 versus the Spartans to go 3-1 and take over from the Spartans (3-2) as League leaders. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 6 (8 May 2022)

Dublin Spartans defeated Ashbourne Giants 15-7 at the IBC to go to 4-1 just half a game behind the Mariners who won 10-2 and 6-5 in a double-header with Dublin Hurricanes. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 7 (15 May 2022)

Mariners Baseball improved to 6-1, going 1.5 games ahead of nearest rivals Dublin Spartans with a 7-3 victory in Shanganagh Park. Ashbourne Giants gained their first victory of the season when winning by forfeit over Dublin Hurricanes, who drop below the Giants as a result. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 8 (22 May 2022)

Dublin Hurricanes shocked old rivals Dublin Spartans 10-5 to move to 2-5 and back in with a chance of the A League Playoff Final. Spartans dropped to 4-3 leaving Mariners Baseball clear leaders on 6-1. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Midweek 9 (25 May 2022)

Dublin Spartans won 8-7 versus Ashbourne Giants at Corkagh Park to improve to 5-3. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 9 (29 May 2022)

Mariners Baseball went 2.5 games in front at the top of the Baseball Ireland A League with a 5-2 victory over the Dublin Spartans at Shanganagh Park. The Mariners were now 7-1 and the Spartans 5-4 following the result. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 10 (5 June 2022)

Ashbourne Giants defeated Mariners Baseball 10-5 to close the gap at the top of the A League as Dublin Spartans capitalised on Mariners loss with a 13-3 victory at Corkagh Park over Dublin Hurricanes. Spartans went one game behind Mariners with the weekend’s results. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 11 (12 June 2022)

Mariners bounced back with a 19-0 defeat of Dublin Hurricanes to stay one step ahead of Dublin Spartans. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 14 (26 June 2022)

Ashbourne Giants received a walkover from Dublin Hurricanes [References: Results and Standings 1]

Midweek 15 (29 June 2022)

Dublin Spartans travelled to Co. Meath where they were narrowly defeated by Ashbourne Giants, 10-11 [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 15 (3 July 2022)

Dublin Hurricanes fell 9-2 at Mariners Baseball in Shanganagh, as Ashbourne Giants gained another win over Dublin Spartans, winning 4-1 at Corkagh Park [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 18 (24 July 2022)

Dublin Hurricanes created a major shock, defeating Mariners Baseball 17-9, as they improved to 3-9 and top-placed Mariners fell to 9-4. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Midweek 19 (26 July 2022)

Dublin Spartans gained revenge for two recent losses to Ashbourne Giants with a comprehensive 14-1 defeat of the Co. Meath team as they went 1.5 games clear of their probable playoff rivals. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Midweek 20 (3-4 August 2022)

Dublin Hurricanes improved form continued as they won 15-6 at Ashbourne Giants, and Dublin Spartans created a second midweek shock in two days when defeating Mariners Baseball 7-0. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 20 (7 August 2022)

Dublin Spartans and Mariners Baseball both got back on track with wins over Ashbourne Giants (13-5) and Dublin Hurricanes (11-7) respectively. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Midweek 21 (10 August 2022)

Ashbourne Giants had a shock 12-5 victory over Mariners Baseball. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 21 (14 August 2022)

Mariners Baseball’s slump continued as they lost for the fourth time in five games, 8-14 at home in Shanganagh Park versus Dublin Hurricanes. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 22 (21 August 2022)

Dublin Spartans went top of the A League with a come from behind walkoff 16-6 win over Corkagh Park rivals Dublin Hurricanes [References: Results and Standings 1][Please also see Game Reference in Game itself]

Midweek 23 (24-25 August 2022)

On Thursday August 2022 the Mariners Baseball regained form with a 6-0 defeat of Dublin Spartans in a game that was called at 5 Innings due to fading light. The previous day Ashbourne Giants triumphed 15-0 at home to Dublin Hurricanes, effectively eliminating the ‘canes from the playoffs. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 24 (28 August 2022)

Ashbourne Giants won 14-3 at Mariners Baseball to put some light betweenj themselves at the Dublin Hurricanes for the third place in the A League. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 25 (4 September 2022)

The Dublin Hurricanes and Dublin Spartans split a double-header at Corkagh Park in Clondalkin, with the ‘canes sneaking game 1 6-5 and the Spartans winning the second game 10-3. Mariners Baseball drew level with the Spartans at the top of the A League with a 19-8 victory at Ashbourne Giants in Co. Meath. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Week 27 (17-18 September 2022)

The final matches of the regular season saw Dublin Hurricanes (7-14) split a two-game series with Ashbourne Giants after Ashbourne forfeited the first game and won the second 9-5, and in a low-scoring encounter down the M50 in Shanganagh Park, Mariners (13-8) triumphed 2-0 over Dublin Spartans (12-9) to take the A League Pennant by a game. Ashbourne Giants took third place and the last playoff place on 10-11. [References: Results and Standings 1]

Playoff Semi-Finals (25 September – 1 October 2022)

Ashbourne Giants came from one game down to take the A League Semi-Final Series by 2 games to 1. Giants had lost the first game to Dublin Spartans in Corkagh Park by the narrowest of margins, but then won the subsequent matches 10-2 and 11-5 to take the series. [References: Results and Standings 2]

A League Finals (8-15 October 2022)

Ashbourne Giants found a winning form just in time for the playoffs, winning their third and fourth game in a row by sweeping Mariners Baseball two games to nil in the A League Final. Giants won the first game 9-6 in Shanganagh Park and then triumphed 13-12 in the second game at home in Co. Meath. It was the Giants first A League Championship as the centre of power in Irish Baseball shifted north of the River Liffey for the first time since the foundation of the league in 1997 with Red Rox from Portmarnock also winning the B League Championship. [References: Results and Standings 2]

ABOUT BASEBALL IRELAND A LEAGUE 2022 SEASON

The 2022 Baseball Ireland A League season is 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 4 teams in the A League in 2022 the same four teams as in 2021.

MAP OF IRELAND 2022 COUNTIES, BOROUGHS AND DISTRICTS SHOWING LOGOS AND LOCATIONS OF BIAL A LEAGUE TEAMS 2022

Vector Contributor Rainer Lesniewski (2022) administrative map of Ireland and Northern Ireland [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/administrative-map-ireland-northern-1665171421 [Last Accessed 11 August 2022][Overlaid with Map of Dublin isolated from: 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][Baseball Ireland Team Logos added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball – see References L-BI-1 to L-BI-4]

RESULTS AND STANDINGS REFERENCES

[1] Baseball Ireland (2022) A League 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://baseballireland.ie/league/169834/ [Accessed 14 October 2022]

[2] Baseball Ireland (2022) A League Playoffs 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://baseballireland.ie/league/175788/ [Accessed 16 October 2022]

LOGO REFERENCES

[L-BI-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]

[L-BI-2] 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]

[L-BI-3] 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]

[L-BI-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]

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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Last Updated: 16 October 2022

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BIAL Baseball Ireland Adult Leagues B League 2022

Standings

BIAL Baseball Ireland Adult Leagues B1 League 2022

PosTeamWLFFPtsPctGBRSRADiffStrk
11620480.8890293124169L1
21620480.8890263105158W9
31170330.611020916148W1
41070300.588021615363L1
55120150.2940177263-86L1
62610-340.1110122210-88F10

BIAL Baseball Ireland Adult Leagues B2 League 2022

PosTeamWLFFPtsPctGBRSRADiffStrk
11350390.7220283142141W5
21260360.667021215260W1
31080300.5560195233-38L1
48100240.4440275291-16L1
58100240.4440217259-42L2
6313210.1670149294-145W1
7189-330.056085309-224F9

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

Playoffs

Baseball Ireland B League Playoffs 2022

Match Day Semi-Final 1 (Best of Three)
(Semi-Final 1 (Best of Three))
12 - 10

Red Rox Baseball vs Belfast NorthStars

(Semi-Final 1 (Best of Three))
12 - 2

Belfast NorthStars vs Red Rox Baseball

(Semi-Final 1 (Best of Three))
17 - 14

Red Rox Baseball vs Belfast NorthStars

Match Day Semi-Final 2 (Best of Three)
(Semi-Final 2 (Best of Three))
16 - 4

Mariners Baseball B vs Vikings

(Semi-Final 2 (Best of Three))
18 - 17

Vikings vs Mariners Baseball B

(Semi-Final 2 (Best of Three))
14 - 3

Mariners Baseball B vs Vikings

Match Day B Final (Best of 3 Series)
(B Final (Best of 3 Series))
4 - 19

Mariners Baseball B vs Red Rox Baseball

(B Final (Best of 3 Series))
10 - 3

Red Rox Baseball vs Mariners Baseball B

Regular Season Results

Baseball Ireland B League 2022

(Week 1)
11 - 8

Mariners Baseball B vs Comets Baseball

(Week 1)
23 - 20

Dublin City Hurricanes B vs Belfast Buccaneers

(Week 1)
2 - 23

Ashbourne Giants B vs Ashbourne Titans

(Week 1)
13 - 2

Red Rox Baseball vs Dublin Spartans

(Week 1)
29 - 16

Belfast NorthStars vs Cork Cosmos

(Week 1)
11 - 0

Vikings vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 2)
12 - 24

Dublin Spartans B vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 2)
13 - 12

Ashbourne Titans vs Comets Baseball

(Week 2)
1 - 16

Belfast Buccaneers vs Red Rox Baseball

(Week 2)
21 - 6

Belfast NorthStars vs Ashbourne Giants B

(Week 4)
15 - 11

Ashbourne Stags vs Mariners Baseball B

(Week 4)
30 - 5

Red Rox Baseball vs Cork Cosmos 1

(Week 4)
10 - 9

Vikings vs Dublin Hurricanes B

(Week 4)
7 - 6

Belfast NorthStars vs Comets Baseball

(Week 5)
16 - 6

Mariners Baseball Vikings vs Red Rox Baseball

(Week 5)
16 - 28

Dublin Spartans B vs Dublin Hurricanes B

(Week 5)
16 - 26

Cork Cosmos 1 vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 6)
25 - 14

Belfast Buccaneers vs Cork Cosmos 1

(Week 6)
13 - 3

Mariners Baseball B vs Ashbourne Titans

(Week 6)
22 - 10

Cork Cosmos vs Ashbourne Giants B

(Week 6)
0 # - 9

Dublin Spartans B vs Vikings

(Week 7)
18 - 5

Belfast NorthStars vs Ashbourne Titans

(Week 7)
17 - 4

Red Rox Baseball vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 7)
12 - 24

Cork Cosmos 1 vs Dublin Hurricanes B

(Week 7)
22 - 12

Vikings vs Belfast Buccaneers

(Week 7)
11 - 20

Cork Cosmos vs Comets Baseball

(Week 7)
5 - 21

Ashbourne Giants B vs Mariners Baseball B

(Week 8)
4 - 13

Ashbourne Giants B vs Comets Baseball

(Week 8)
17 - 19

Dublin Hurricanes B vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 8)
17 - 12

Mariners Baseball B vs Belfast NorthStars

(Week 9)
6 - 9

Belfast Buccaneers vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 9)
17 - 9

Red Rox Baseball vs Dublin Hurricanes B

(Week 9)
10 - 5

Ashbourne Titans vs Cork Cosmos

(Week 9)
22 - 19

Cork Cosmos 1 vs Dublin Spartans B

(Week 10)
14 - 12

Belfast Buccaneers vs Ashbourne Giants B

(Week 10)
2 - 18

Dublin Hurricanes B vs Belfast NorthStars

(Week 10)
17 - 13

Vikings vs Cork Cosmos

(Week 10)
29 - 4

Mariners Baseball B vs Cork Cosmos 1

(Week 11 Midweek)
5 - 9

Vikings vs Mariners Baseball B

(Week 11)
14 - 4

Belfast NorthStars vs Red Rox Baseball

(Week 11)
19 - 7

Comets Baseball vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 11)
17 - 1

Ashbourne Titans vs Belfast Buccaneers

(Week 11)
28 - 6

Cork Cosmos vs Dublin Spartans B

(Week 11)
18 - 28

Ashbourne Giants B vs Dublin Hurricanes B

(Week 12)
16 - 13

Belfast Buccaneers vs Cork Cosmos

(Week 12)
7 - 26

Ashbourne Stags vs Belfast NorthStars

(Week 12)
15 - 9

Red Rox Baseball vs Ashbourne Giants B

(Week 12)
17 - 6

Mariners Baseball B vs Dublin Spartans B

(Week 12)
5 - 22

Cork Cosmos 1 vs Comets Baseball

(Week 13)
39 - 5

Belfast NorthStars vs Cork Cosmos 1

(Week 13)
25 - 10

Ashbourne Titans vs Red Rox Baseball

(Week 13)
21 - 8

Ashbourne Giants B vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 13)
14 - 21

Cork Cosmos vs Dublin Hurricanes B

(Week 14)
10 - 8

Belfast Buccaneers vs Mariners Baseball B

(Week 14)
13 - 14

Ashbourne Stags vs Ashbourne Titans

(Week 14)
5 - 25

Dublin Spartans B vs Comets Baseball

(Week 14)
9 - 0 #

Red Rox Baseball vs Cork Cosmos

(Week 14)
2 - 27

Cork Cosmos 1 vs Ashbourne Giants B

(Week 14)
11 - 15

Vikings vs Belfast NorthStars

(Midweek 15)
12 - 5

Vikings vs Dublin Spartans B

(Week 16)
0 # - 9

Cork Cosmos vs Belfast NorthStars

(Week 16)
3 - 18

Ashbourne Stags vs Vikings

(Week 16)
14 - 17

Belfast Buccaneers vs Dublin Hurricanes B

(Week 12)
18 - 17

Dublin Hurricanes B vs Ashbourne Titans

(Midweek 17)
11 - 10

Ashbourne Giants B vs Ashbourne Titans

(Week 17)
34 - 11

Red Rox Baseball vs Belfast Buccaneers

(Week 17)
22 - 7

Comets Baseball vs Ashbourne Titans

(Week 17)
0 # - 9

Cork Cosmos vs Mariners Baseball B

(Week 17)
0 # - 7

Cork Cosmos 1 vs Vikings

(Week 17)
0 # - 9

Cork Cosmos vs Mariners Baseball B

(Week 17)
7 - 0 #

Vikings vs Cork Cosmos 1

(Week 17)
11 - 22

Ashbourne Giants B vs Belfast NorthStars

(Week 17)
9 - 0 #

Ashbourne Stags vs Dublin Spartans B

(Midweek 18)
11 - 6

Ashbourne Titans vs Ashbourne Giants B

(Week 18)
10 - 9

Belfast NorthStars vs Dublin Spartans B

(Week 18)
12 - 7

Mariners Baseball B vs Dublin Hurricanes B

(Week 18)
0 # - 9

Cork Cosmos vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 18)
9 - 0 #

Ashbourne Titans vs Cork Cosmos 1

(Week 18)
12 - 21

Comets Baseball vs Belfast Buccaneers

(Week 18)
12 - 9

Ashbourne Giants B vs Vikings

(Midweek 19)
0 - 15

Dublin Spartans B vs Ashbourne Titans