Costello Tabbed as IBL Umpire-in-Chief

by Ryan Harrison

CAMBRIDGE - The Intercounty Baseball League announced today that Scott Costello has been appointed as the IBL’s Umpire in Chief for the 2020 season.

This past September, Costello concluded an eight-year tenure umpiring minor professional baseball. For the past three seasons, he umpired in the International League at the Triple-A level.

A resident of Innisfil, Ontario, Costello also umpired in The IBL for six seasons from 2007 to 2012.

“Following my eight-year career in professional baseball, I look forward to the opportunity to bring my knowledge and professional experience to the IBL and building a team of committed umpires,” said Costello.

Costello takes on the role immediately. He follows Andy Herrington who passed away suddenly on December 1st, 2019.

The IBL is the top level baseball league in Ontario, boasting ex-major league professional and elite NCAA college baseball players. The 2020 season will mark the IBL’s 102nd in operation. The IBL is the fifth longest continually operated baseball league in the world and serves as a valuable training ground for players, umpires and front office staff. More than 40 IBL players have advanced to Major League Baseball or returned to the IBL following their MLB careers. The league is comprised of teams from Barrie, Brantford, Kitchener, London, Toronto, Guelph, Welland and Hamilton. For more information, visit www.theibl.ca or follow our social network @IBL1919.