Bouchey hometown proud, hometown champion
Sep 13th, 2017
Former White Rock Tritons pitcher wins Northwest League title with Vancouver Canadians
Brayden Bouchey pitches two innings of scoreless relief in series-clinching win Tuesday
By Nick Greenizan
Peace Arch News
It’s rare that any pro athlete gets the opportunity to win a championship in his or her hometown, but for Brayden Bouchey, such a feat became a reality Tuesday, when the former White Rock Tritons pitcher helped the Vancouver Canadians to a Northwest Baseball League title.
The Canadians – the single-A affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays – defeated the Eugene Emeralds 2-1 at Nat Bailey Stadium to win the best-of-five series three games to one.
Bouchey – who was drafted by the Jays in the 33rd round in 2016 – pitched two innings in Tuesday’s victory, and allowed no hits while striking out three.
It was Bouchey’s second stellar pitching performance in the series, having pitched three innings of perfect relief – no hits, no walks, and four strikeouts – in Vancouver’s 7-5 win in Game 1 Saturday.
“Woke up and it’s still real. Championships are fun, hometown championships are better!” he tweeted Wednesday morning.