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Zack Breault
Zack Breault
Baseball - Tue, Sep. 7, 2010
Bryan College's standout right handed pitcher Zack Breault has signed a professional contract with the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball. Since the baseball program restarted in the Spring of 2003, the Lions have had two other players, Ben Wharton and Joseph Delrosario, play independent league baseball; however, Breault is the first young man to sign with a MLB club.

Zack Breault forgoes his Senior season at Bryan College, where he had a record-setting year averaging just over a strikeout an inning on his way to a 3.93 ERA in 71.0 innings pitched. He had 5 wins for the Lions in 11 starts, holding opponents to just 29 walks and a .270 batting average against. Out of his 11 starts Breault had more than 7 strikeouts 6 times, including 12 against Milligan College. Breault led Bryan College to their first conference tournament victory over Union College and had big wins against Montreat College and the University of Virginia at Wise.

Originally from Amherstburg, Ontario in Canada, Breault transferred to Bryan College at the conclusion of his junior college career at New Mexico Community College. He was a part of two Canadian National Championship teams during high school and has sought to pitch for a big league club since he was young.

"This is definitely an exciting time," says Breault, "but I think I am more focused than excited. I have a long road ahead to get to where I want to be."

"He was a big part of the steps we made this past year towards building a better program. I am very excited for him because he has been able to realize his dream of playing in a big league organization," Coach Hasty remarked about Breault, "I am proud of him and thankful for the opportunity we had to have him in our program. I wish him all the best."

While the details of Breault's contract have not been released, Breault will throw for the Blue Jays' GM in one week at the Sky Dome, after which he will more than likely be sent to Toronto's instructional league team.