Pointstreak, the official statistician of the Can-Am League, has announced that Rockland Boulders LHP Richard Salazar has been named this week’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending May 28.
Salazar made a pair of starts this week, and improved his 2017 record to 3-0. On Tuesday, the veteran Venezuelan tossed six strong innings at the Trois-Rivieres Aigles, helping the Boulders to a 3-2 win. Salazar allowed two runs on four hits, striking out seven in the outing. He returned to the mound on Sunday, working seven innings against the Quebec Capitales at home. Salazar allowed one run on nine hits, and did not walk a batter. He struck out six Capitales as the Boulders cruised to a 4-1 win.
On the season, Salazar is now 3-0 with a 2.50 ERA. He has struck out 17 in 18 innings of work.
2017 marks Salazar’s fourth with the Boulders. He has won at least 10 games every season with Rockland, beginning with a 10-5, 3.71 campaign in 2014, followed by an 11-4, 3.15 season in 2015 and most recently, a 10-6, 3.31 year in 2016. He previously was named the league’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending August 28, 2016, and was the league’s Rawlings Pitcher of the Month for June 2015. Prior to his stint in Independent Baseball, the veteran pitcher pitched seven seasons in the Baltimore Orioles system from 2001-2007. He pitched as high as the Class AAA Norfolk (VA) Tides, where he appeared in eight games in 2007.