The Concordia University Baseball team, which already had plenty of reasons to be proud of their 2003 season, were recently given another one, courtesy of their ace pitcher Jamieson Boulanger.
At the annual Canadian Inter-university Awards Banquet that took place on Oct.19 in Montreal, Boulanger was named Canadian Pitcher of the Year. The 22-year-old left-hander became the first Quebecer to win the title since 1998 when Patrice Plante from Laval brought home the honours.
The 31st-round draft pick of the Montreal Expos played a crucial role in the Stingers’ 8-8 record this year and helped the team to a second-place finish in their division for playoff berth.
“It’s a tremendous honor and I’m somewhat surprised by it,” Boulanger said. “This was about personal pride and representing the school and our colours.”
Concordia rookie Carlo Stante was also nominated for batter of the year but lost out to David Barr from the University of New Brunswick. The win was the third straight for Barr.