Bour Named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
Posted: June 8, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
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Mason freshman first baseman Justin Bour set team records for homers and RBIs by a freshman. On June 6, he received yet another honor in an award-filled season as he was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American.
Bour is one of four players from the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) to earn the honor. He batted .301 with 14 homers, 12 doubles, 56 RBIs and 39 runs scored during the season.
Bour gained national recognition earlier this season when he hit seven home runs and had 19 RBIs while batting .500 and scoring nine runs in a week.
Against Coppin State on March 6, he tied school records with three home runs and nine RBIs while becoming the first player in school history to hit two grand slams in a game. Prior to that game, no Mason player had ever hit as many as two grand slams in a season.
On March 9 at Hofstra, Bour hit two more home runs with four RBIs. On March 10, he hit another two home runs, including a third grand slam. He also set the school record for consecutive multihomer games with three.
After that big week, Bour was named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week, National Collegiate Baseball Writer’s Association National Player of the Week, Rivals.com Rookie of the Week and CAA Player of the Week. Twice in the year he was also named CAA Rookie of the Week. Bour was selected to the CAA All-Rookie Team.
This was the first time since 2004 that a Mason player earned an All-America honor and the first time in school history that the Patriots produced a Freshman All-American.
Other CAA players joining him on the squad were Matt Prokopoowicz of Hofstra, the CAA Freshman of the Year, and Matt Browning and Steven Caseres of James Madison.