Before hitting the road this fall in the direction of Texas where he will join the Bulldogs of Clarendon College in one of the NJCAA Division (National Junior College Athletic Association), the Dixvillois Anthony Quirion says is more than ready to start a second season with the Rocket Big Bill. The young coaticookoise training itself being in its third year in the Junior League baseball elite of Quebec (LBJEQ).
Following the advice of his coach, Quirion is currently completing the first year of college in Trois-Rivières where he trains with the Dragons Lafleche College.
Last March, he also participated in what he called the Spring Training or exhibition games, which were held in Florida.
“The caliber against which we played in Florida is equal to that which awaits me in Texas, says Quirion. This is also the purpose of this trip, that those who aspire to play at this level can have a taste of the dynamic. For us it is also a chance to practice before the season. ”
Forward one step at a time
Quirion admit bet first and foremost on his work ethic to make its place and move up the ladder, both on and off the field, as well as the classroom. “Having three brothers older than me, all my life I was someone competitive, a good competitive, explained Quirion. I do not just lose, but if it happens, I will work harder to try to always improve and always be the first. ”
In fact, he remembers that he wanted to impress the coaches College Lafleche when evolving with the Athletic de Sherbrooke in the Midget AAA, hoping he was offered to enroll in sports studies program. “At the end of the game, pitching coach, Gaetan Gagnon, came to see me on the ground to invite me to Trois-Rivières and that’s what brought me so far today. ”
Although it will take part in the playoffs, a goal that the Rocket does not immediately removes the LBJEQ the new schedule should however allow him to finish the season before beginning his studies at Clarendon. In fact, each team will play 42 games compared to 50 last year.
Remember that the season opener 2016 Rocket Big Bill Coaticook will be held Saturday, May 7 at the stadium Julien-Morin where the formation of Guy Ainslie will face ABC – 17U as part of a doubleheader.