Category: Irish Baseball League

Baseball Ireland B League Schedule 2021

Baseball Ireland Car Sticker Logo [Reference: 1]

Standings

Baseball Ireland B League Upper 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
112001.00018888100W12
212100.92318411470W2
38500.61519716928W1
47400.63612811711W2
56600.50017115615W1
65800.3851411338W1
74700.3641161106L3
84800.333107160-53W2
94900.308177203-26L3
1031000.231135191-56L1
1131000.231135238-103L1

Baseball Ireland B League Lower 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
112001.00018888100W12
212100.92318411470W2
38500.61519716928W1
47400.63612811711W2
56600.50017115615W1
65800.3851411338W1
74700.3641161106L3
84800.333107160-53W2
94900.308177203-26L3
1031000.231135191-56L1
1131000.231135238-103L1

Schedule

Baseball Ireland B League 2021

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
8 - 19

Ashbourne Stags vs Belfast NorthStars

(Week 1)
1 - 16

Dublin Spartans B vs Red Rox Baseball

(Week 1)
2 - 13

Comets Baseball vs Mariners Baseball B

(Week 1)
21 - 11

Ashbourne Titans vs Belfast Buccaneers

Match Day Week 1A
(Week 1A)
15 - 5

Ashbourne Titans vs Dublin City Hurricanes B

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
8 - 6

Mariners Baseball B vs Ashbourne Giants B

(Week 2)
21 - 20

Belfast Buccaneers vs Belfast NorthStars

(Week 2)
15 - 5

Mariners Baseball B vs Dublin Spartans B

(Week 2)
20 - 3

Cork Cosmos vs Dublin City Hurricanes B

(Week 2)
12 - 15

Red Rox Baseball vs Ashbourne Titans

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
11 - 16

Ashbourne Giants B vs Ashbourne Titans

(Week 3)
11 - 10

Belfast Buccaneers vs Red Rox Baseball

(Week 3)
9 - 40

Dublin Spartans B vs Dublin City Hurricanes B

(Week 3)
16 - 9

Mariners Baseball B vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 3)
22 - 9

Comets Baseball vs Cork Cosmos

Match Day Week 4
(Week 4)
3 - 15

Ashbourne Stags vs Mariners Baseball B

(Week 4)
26 - 10

Cork Cosmos vs Belfast Buccaneers

(Week 4)
11 - 9

Red Rox Baseball vs Dublin City Hurricanes B

(Week 4)
15 - 19

Dublin Spartans B vs Belfast NorthStars

Match Day Week 5
(Week 5)
12 - 11

Comets Baseball vs Belfast NorthStars

(Week 5)
19 - 4

Dublin City Hurricanes B vs Belfast Buccaneers

(Week 5)
11 - 21

Dublin Spartans B vs Cork Cosmos

(Week 5)
9 - 7

Ashbourne Titans vs Red Rox Baseball

Match Day Week 5A
(Week 5A)
3 - 22

Dublin City Hurricanes B vs Dublin Spartans B

Match Day Week 6
(Week 6)
10 - 21

Ashbourne Stags vs Comets Baseball

(Week 6)
16 - 25

Belfast Buccaneers vs Dublin City Hurricanes B

(Week 6)
11 - 12

Red Rox Baseball vs Ashbourne Giants B

(Week 6)
15 - 21

Cork Cosmos vs Ashbourne Titans

Match Day Week 6A
(Week 6A)
1 - 12

Red Rox Baseball vs Ashbourne Stags

Match Day Week 7
(Week 7)
9 - 17

Belfast Buccaneers vs Ashbourne Titans

(Week 7)
0 - 21

Dublin City Hurricanes B vs Mariners Baseball B

(Week 7)
15 - 20

Red Rox Baseball vs Cork Cosmos

(Week 7)
17 - 7

Belfast NorthStars vs Ashbourne Giants B

Match Day Week 8
(Week 8)
11 - 6

Ashbourne Giants B vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 8)
8 - 15

Belfast NorthStars vs Mariners Baseball B

(Week 8)
9 - 17

Cork Cosmos vs Comets Baseball

(Week 8)
7 - 11

Belfast NorthStars vs Mariners Baseball B

(Week 8)
15 - 31

Ashbourne Stags vs Ashbourne Giants B

(Week 8)
18 - 17

Dublin Spartans B vs Dublin City Hurricanes B

Match Day Week 8A
(Week 8A)
1 - 7

Dublin Spartans B vs Ashbourne Titans

Match Day Week 9
(Week 9)
5 - 2

Red Rox Baseball vs Belfast Buccaneers

Match Day Week 9A
(Week 9A)
10 - 9

Ashbourne Titans vs Dublin Spartans B

Match Day Week 10
(Week 10)
9 - 13

Belfast Buccaneers vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 10)
12 - 7

Cork Cosmos vs Ashbourne Giants B

(Week 10)
8 - 6

Red Rox Baseball vs Dublin Spartans B

(Week 10)
21 - 12

Belfast NorthStars vs Comets Baseball

Match Day Week 10A
(Week 10A)
1 - 11

Ashbourne Stags vs Ashbourne Giants B

Match Day Week 11
(Week 11)
7 - 8

Ashbourne Giants B vs Belfast NorthStars

(Week 11)
10 - 13

Dublin City Hurricanes B vs Comets Baseball

(Week 11)
w/o - conc

Cork Cosmos vs Dublin Spartans B

(Week 11)
10 - 7

Ashbourne Titans vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 11)
3 - 17

Belfast Buccaneers vs Mariners Baseball B

Match Day Week 12
(Week 12)
7 - 9

Ashbourne Titans vs Comets Baseball

(Week 12)
13 - 16

Ashbourne Giants B vs Mariners Baseball B

(Week 12)
11 - 13

Red Rox Baseball vs Belfast NorthStars

(Week 12)
4 - 27

Belfast Buccaneers vs Cork Cosmos

(Week 12)
5 - 6

Comets Baseball vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 12)
25 - 18

Dublin City Hurricanes B vs Cork Cosmos

Match Day Week 13
(Week 13)
19 - 24

Dublin Spartans B vs Belfast Buccaneers

(Week 13)
20 - 17

Mariners Baseball B vs Belfast NorthStars

(Week 13)
11:00 am

Comets Baseball vs Ashbourne Giants B

(Week 13)
16 - 15

Cork Cosmos vs Red Rox Baseball

(Week 13)
3:00 pm

Ashbourne Giants B vs Comets Baseball

(Week 13)
14 - 17

Dublin City Hurricanes B vs Ashbourne Titans

Match Day Week 14
(Week 14)
7 - 19

Dublin City Hurricanes B vs Red Rox Baseball

(Week 14)
21 - 15

Mariners Baseball B vs Comets Baseball

(Week 14)
19 - 4

Ashbourne Titans vs Cork Cosmos

(Week 14)
11 - 17

Belfast NorthStars vs Ashbourne Stags

(Week 14)
11 - 19

Belfast Buccaneers vs Dublin Spartans B

Report

After 10 weeks of the 2021 Baseball Ireland B League, Mariners Baseball B team were top of the Upper League with a 100% record, eight wins from eight. Comets Baseball, based in Clones, Co. Monaghan, were in second on 4-1, while Ashbourne Giants B (3-3), Belfast NorthStars (3-4) and Ashbourne Stags (1-6) completed the Upper League line-up. The B League Lower was dominated by Ashbourne Titans on a perfect 9-0 record, and then fighting for second place with 2 games between them were five teams: Cork Cosmos (4-3), Dublin City Hurricanes B (3-6), Red Rox (3-6), Dublin Spartans B (2-7) and Belfast Buccaneers (2-6).

About the Baseball Ireland B League

The Baseball Ireland B League is the second level of Adult Baseball in Ireland. The League is in its’ 16th season, having started in 2006 with four teams, 9 years after the Irish Baseball League started in 1997. The 2021 season features 11 teams, the most ever, with new additions Red Rox Baseball, based in Portmarnock, Co. Fingal / North Co. Dublin and Ashbourne Titans, as well as the welcome return of Belfast NorthStars who sat the 2020 season out.

REFERENCES / FURTHER READING

IMAGES

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

WEBSITES

[2] Baseball Ireland (2020) B League [Internet] Available from:  https://baseballireland.ie/league/157860/ [Accessed 14 August 2021]

Logo References

[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]

[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]

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

[6] 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]

[7] 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]

[8] Dublin City Hurricanes (2018) Ashbourne-Giants-WhatsApp-Image-2021-06-25-at-15.10.11 (1) [Internet] Available from: http://www.dublinhurricanes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Ashbourne-Giants-WhatsApp-Image-2021-06-25-at-15.10.11.jpeg [Accessed 20 July 2021]

[9] 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]

[10] 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]

[11] 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]

[12] Dublin City Hurricanes (2021) Cork-Cosmos-WhatsApp-Image-2021-06-25-at-15.11.30 [Internet] Available from: http://www.dublinhurricanes.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Cork-Cosmos-WhatsApp-Image-2021-06-25-at-15.11.30.jpeg  [Accessed 20 July 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Adrian Kelly, Tom Kelley and Dr. Jose A. Santos (Baseball Ireland).

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish, North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 25 January 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

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.

Baseball Ireland A League Results 2021

Baseball Ireland Logo [Resized][References: 1]

Standings

Baseball Ireland A League 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
110500.6671156451L1
210500.6671257550W1
36900.40075134-59L1
441100.26777119-42W1

Regular Season Results

Baseball Ireland A League 2021

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
11 - 10

Dublin City Hurricanes vs Dublin Spartans

(Week 1)
1 - 6

Mariners Baseball vs Ashbourne Giants

Match Day Midweek 2
(Midweek 2)
6 - 3

Mariners Baseball vs Ashbourne Giants

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
13 - 3

Mariners Baseball vs Dublin City Hurricanes

(Week 2)
4 - 7

Dublin Spartans vs Ashbourne Giants

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
15 - 5

Ashbourne Giants vs Dublin City Hurricanes

(Week 3)
4 - 16

Dublin Spartans vs Mariners Baseball

Match Day Week 3A
(Week 3A)
11 - 7

Ashbourne Giants vs Dublin City Hurricanes

(Week 3A)
5 - 15

Dublin Spartans vs Mariners Baseball

Match Day Week 6
(Week 6)
12 - 2

Ashbourne Giants vs Dublin Spartans

Match Day Midweek 7
(Midweek 7)
6 - 5

Mariners Baseball vs Dublin Spartans

Match Day Week 7
(Week 7)
3 - 13

Dublin Spartans vs Mariners Baseball

(Week 7)
10 - 0

Ashbourne Giants vs Dublin City Hurricanes

Match Day Week 8
(Week 8)
11 - 1

Dublin Spartans vs Dublin City Hurricanes

Match Day Week 9
(Week 9)
2 - 3

Dublin City Hurricanes vs Dublin Spartans

(Week 9)
7 - 6

Dublin City Hurricanes vs Dublin Spartans

Match Day Week 9A
(Week 9A)
1 - 3

Mariners Baseball vs Ashbourne Giants

Match Day Week 10
(Week 10)
1 - 6

Dublin Spartans vs Ashbourne Giants

(Week 10)
11 - 3

Mariners Baseball vs Dublin City Hurricanes

Match Day Week 10A
(Week 10A)
6 - 3

Dublin Spartans vs Ashbourne Giants

(Week 10A)
6 - 9

Mariners Baseball vs Dublin City Hurricanes

Match Day Week 10B
(Week 10B)
8 - 6

Dublin City Hurricanes vs Ashbourne Giants

Match Day Week 11
(Week 11)
13 - 3

Ashbourne Giants vs Dublin Spartans

(Week 11)
6 - 14

Dublin City Hurricanes vs Mariners Baseball

Match Day Week 11A
(Week 11A)
5 - 4

Dublin City Hurricanes vs Mariners Baseball

Match Day Week 12
(Week 12)
5 - 8

Ashbourne Giants vs Dublin City Hurricanes

(Week 12)
5 - 7

Dublin Spartans vs Mariners Baseball

Match Day Week 13
(Week 13)
10 - 4

Ashbourne Giants vs Mariners Baseball

(Week 13)
9 - 0

Dublin Spartans vs Dublin City Hurricanes

Match Day Week 13A
(Week 13A)
5 - 8

Ashbourne Giants vs Mariners Baseball

Season Report

By the end of June 2021 in the Baseball Ireland A League Ashbourne Giants and Mariners Baseball (Shankill-Greystones) were out in front on identical 4-1 records, each teams only loss coming against each other. Dublin City Hurricanes had managed one victory versus Dublin Spartans, leaving them on 1-3 and the Spartans winless on 0-4 as the two old masters of the game in Ireland found themselves outplayed by the Leinster Regional Teams Ashbourne (Co. Meath) and Mariners Baseball (based in both Greystones, Co. Wicklow and Shankill, Co. Dun Laoighaire-Rathdown/ Co. Dublin).

Ashbourne Giants and Mariners Baseball were still locked together in first place on 6-1 records by the August Bank Holiday Weekend after victories over the Spartans (twice for the Mariners and once for Ashbourne) and the Hurricanes (once for Ashbourne). Dublin Spartans got their first victory of the season with an 11-1 win in Corkagh Park versus eternal rivals Dublin City Hurricanes, leaving both teams on one win apiece.

By the beginning of September the A League was complete and Ashbourne Giants took the A League Pennant thanks to a 3-2 decision on Tiebreaker Rule 2 – Head to Head. Both the Giants and rivals Mariners Baseball had finished 10-5 at the top of the Standings with Dublin City Hurricanes putting together a late run to finish in third on 6-9, defeating both Ashbourne Giants and Mariners Baseball twice. Dublin Spartans made a late run of their own, winning against Ashbourne and their firece rivals Hurricanes, but it was the Hurricanes who made the third playoff spot.

HOME VENUES

TeamHome Field
Ashbourne GiantsInternational Baseball Centre, Ashbourne, Co. Meath
Dublin City HurricanesFields of Dreams, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 / Co. South Dublin
Dublin SpartansFields of Dreams, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 / Co. South Dublin
Mariners BaseballShanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown / Co. Dublin.
[References: 2]

ABOUT BASEBALL IRELAND A LEAGUE 2021 SEASON

The 2021 Baseball Ireland A League season shall be the 15th of the A League since it spilt into two Leagues (A and B) in 2007, and the 24th 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”. The same four teams as in 2020 shall be playing a 15 game schedule each (each team playing the other 5 times), with the top 3 making the playoffs.

REFERENCES / FURTHER READING

IMAGES

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

WEBSITES

[2] Baseball Ireland (2020) A League [Internet] Available from: https://baseballireland.ie/league/157853/  [Accessed 24 July 2021][Last Accessed 5 September 2021]

Logo References

[3] Dublin City Hurricanes (2018) Ashbourne-Giants-WhatsApp-Image-2021-06-25-at-15.10.11 (1) [Internet] Available from: http://www.dublinhurricanes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Ashbourne-Giants-WhatsApp-Image-2021-06-25-at-15.10.11.jpeg [Accessed 20 July 2021]

[4] 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]

[5] 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]

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

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Adrian Kelly, Tom Kelley, Dr. Jose A. Santos, Rav Mphande, Jason Wiebe and Sean Mitchell (Baseball Ireland, Dublin City Hurricanes, Comets Baseball, Ashbourne Giants, Ashbourne Titans).

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish, North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 1 August 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2021

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.