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Terriers Alumni Brian Burton Named All-Canadian First Team Allstar
Submitted By Dan Thompson on Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The Terriers organization would like to congratulate alumni first baseman Brian Burton on his selection to the All- Canadian First Team Allstars for Canucks playing college baseball south of the border. Brian was a member of the 2006 Terriers that were PBLO and World Series Champions. For two years in blue and gold he was a huge presence in the heart of the Terriers lineup. Brian is presently going into his senior year at Canisius College.

In 59 games last year Burton hit .373 with 17 homers and had 68 RBIs. There are more than 700 Canadians playing college baseball in the United States, so this is a tremendous accomplishment. Brian's contribution during his two years with the Terriers was not just limited to what he brought to the table with his big bat. He provided stellar defence at first base ( just 3 errors in 78 games in 2006) and also closed games on the mound. His guts and leadership were a huge part of Terriers teams that won 6 championships in his 2 year tenure with the program. Brian hit clean up and had a flair for the dramatics. In the fall of 2005 he recorded the first RBI in the history of the program in a 3-1 Terriers victory over Team Ontario. He scaulded PBLO pitching the following spring, but his biggest hit came in a 12 pitch at bat in Nashville at the 2006 18u World Series. After a Terriers game one victory over the Kentucky Kings, the Columbus Cats would be next in game two. With two out and two on, and his Terriers trailing 5-1, Brian worked the count full, then fouled off several tough pitches before launching a mammoth blast over the stadiums left field wall. That home run was the turning point in a game that the Terriers would go on to win 12-5. With four more wins over Team Florida , Kalamazoo ,Nashville and Cincinnati they claimed the title. Brian hit over .400 for the tournament and yes, you guessed it, made the final out on a ground ball hit his way at first base. Since graduating from the Terriers, Brian has been a member of a Canisius Golden Griffins team that has won the MAAC NCAA Division 1 regular season championship two of the past three years. In addition to that, during the past two summers Brian played first base for the Forest City Owls (NC). With the Owls, he has nabbed back to back Coastal Plains College League championships. Congratulations Brian, on what has been a very well deserved run for you! Other Alumni selections... 2nd Team DH- Ian Choy Honourable mentions... LHP- Shane Davis SS- Chad Marshall OF- Tanner Nivins OF- Brian Simone C- Tyler Patzalek
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