The Cuban National Team scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie and defeat the Rockland Boulders by a 5-1 score. Cuba swept the three-game set from Rockland and has now won six straight. Center fielder Julio Martinez went 2-for-5 on the afternoon with a big fifth-inning three-run home run. Tonight Boulders are off they return Tuesday night at Sussex. http://canamleague.com/
New Jersey scored early and often as they plated three runs in the first, third and fourth innings and rolled to an 11-6 win over the Rockland Boulders. Jackals 1B Art Charles, the two-time June Player of the Week, continued to pound the baseball as he went 3-for-5 with a triple, a home run, three runs scored and three RBI. Tonight it’s Cuba and the Boulders at Palisades Credit Union Park. Game starts at 7 p.m. (reprint: http://canamleague.com/)
The New Jersey Jackals took control of the game with a six-run sixth inning and then cut short the Rockland Boulder’s late charge to claim a 9-8 win. In the bottom of the sixth, New Jersey plated six runs on three hits and sent 11 batters the plate. C Adam Martin doubled in the first run of the rally and then the Jackals proceeded to load up the bases. After walk, a hit by pitch and a wild pitch scored three more runs CF Dvontrey Richardson singled home 1B Art Charles, who singled. 3B Rylan Sandoval also scored later in the inning. The Boulders rallied in the top of the eighth with five runs, including two coming on a single from DH Mike Schwartz with two outs. But Reliever Fernando Cruz forced a groundout from the next batter, stranding two runners and ending the threat. SS Pat McKenna, who went 4-for-5, doubled to lead off the ninth but Cruz struck out the next three batters to end the game. (http://canamleague.com/)
(reprint: http://canamleague.com/) CF Jared McDonald picked up a walk-off single as the Boulders edged their rival New Jersey Jackals 8-7. SS Pat McKenna led off the ninth with a single in a 7-7 game. After a walk, McKenna stood on second, and he went to third on a lineout. A second walk loaded the bases with two out, and McDonald came up and ended the game. The walk-off was only part of a three-run comeback for Rockland, who plated three runs in the bottom of the eighth as well.
The Rockland Boulders had last night off and tonight face the New Jersey Jackals at Palisades Federal Credit Union Park in the first game of a home-and-home series – first pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
History was made last night when the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA finals defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Sunday’s deciding game 7. Lebron James, after a unanimous vote, was named Finals NVP after scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. This is the first major sports championship that a Cleveland team has won since 1964. And in baseball news, The Rockland Boulders struggled to put the Shikoku Island away yet again, dropping the rubber game of their three game set 5-4 in ten innings at the Palisades Credit Union Park on Sunday afternoon. The loss marked Rockland’s second straight to Shikoku, giving the Japanese All-Stars the series win a year after Rockland handed Shikoku a four game sweep. Boulders will take the night off before hosting the New Jersey Jackals on Tuesday night at Pali Park in the first game of a home-and home series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
The Rockland Boulders scored early and often in this contest as they rolled out to an 8-0 lead after three innings and cruised to a 10-4 win over the Sussex County Miners. Rockland Centerfielder Jared McDonald was sensational offensively going a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with two home runs, three RBI and four runs scored. (reprint: canamleague.com)
Rockland starting pitcher David Fischer twirled a gem and paved the way as the Boulders topped the Sussex County Miners 8-0. Fischer tossed eight scoreless innings and gave up just three hits and a pair of walks while racking up nine strikeouts. The defense behind him helped out with three double plays in the game. Reliever Donnie Joseph came on in the ninth and picked up where Fischer left off as he retired the side in order to end the game. Offensively, C Marcus Nidiffer and DH Jared Schlehuber each had three hits and one RBI in the game. RF Brendon Webb hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning for his first round tripper of the year. (reprint: http://canamleague.com)
With back-to-back three-run innings in the third and fourth innings, the Boulders won the opener of a doubleheader against the Miners by an 8-5 final. After 3B Riley Palmer homered to start the home half of the third for Rockland, DH Jared Schlehuber drove in two on a two-RBI single later in the frame. In the fourth, CF Jared McDonald hit a two-run home run, and LF Mike Schwartz checked in with an RBI double later in the inning. C Marcus Nidiffer also homered for Rockland, a solo shot in the second inning. On the mound, RHP Alex Gouin tossed two innings for the win, and RHP Hector Nelo worked a scoreless seventh for the save. For Sussex County, C Elvin Soto was 2-for-4 with two triples. In game two, DH Marcus Nidiffer blasted a three-run home run in the bottom of the first, and Rockland didn’t look back as the Boulders beat the Miners 5-2 in the nightcap of the doubleheader. CF Jared McDonald added an RBI single in the second, and a fifth run scored on a balk in the fourth. McDonald and C Alex DeBellis had two hits apiece for the Boulders in the win. RHP Bo Budkevics struck out six in six innings for the win, and RHP Daniel Carela struck out a batter in the seventh to pick up the save. For Sussex County, LF Carl Thomore was 3-for-3.
The Rockland Boulders protected their slim lead down the stretch and held on for a 3-2 win against the New Jersey Jackals. The Boulders took the lead in the third inning when DH Marcus Nidiffer recorded a sac fly that scored CF Jared McDonald, who went 2-for-5, and 1B Jared Schlehuber doubled home SS Junior Arrojo. Schlehuber added a crucial insurance run in the seventh as Arrojo scored from third when he bounced out. The Jackals cut into the lead in the eighth with a two-run home run from Michael O’Neill but New Jersey couldn’t pull any closer. Starting pitcher David Fischer earned the win after tossing 7.1 innings and allowing the two runs on four hits while striking out six. Reliever Hector Nelo picked up the four-out save. (Reprint from canamleague.com)