(POMONA N.Y.) – Hundreds of fans sported their Boulders patriotic hats with pride as they watched the Rockland Boulders dominate 7-3 in their game against Trois-Rivieres Aigles on the Saturday night of 4th of July weekend.
Jared McDonald led off the first inning with a double, and soon after that was able to score for the Boulders after an error from the Aigles shortstop, Delvis Morales. Morales threw a ball which was deflected off McDonalds helmet into the dugout allowing McDonald to run home from third. This gave the Boulders an early 1-0 lead on the Aigles.
The Aigles wouldn’t let the Boulders keep the upper hand for long. The Aigles quickly responded, tieing it up at 1 in the top of the third. Ryan Brockett ripped a drive just past Schlehubers glove, resulting in a double for Brockett and allowing Joey Miller to bring in a run for the Aigles.
The Aigles threatened again in the top of the fourth when Daniel Mateo slammed a ball deep into right field which was headed for a home run, but Mike Montville came to the rescue with a spectacular, full extension diving catch to get out number 2 for the Aigles.
Newly acquired Devin Harris took advantage of his opportunity to finally break the 1-1 tie in the bottom of the fourth when bases were loaded and he was up at bat. Harris belted a 2 run single to bring home Nidiffer and Schlehuber advancing the Boulders lead to 3-1.
The bottom of the fourth wasn’t over just yet for the Boulders. Jared McDonald followed Harris’s 2 run single by hitting his second double of the game, a 2 run RBI, which brought home McKenna and Harris to give the Boulders a huge 5-1.
The Boulders lead continued to skyrocket as Pat McKenna hit a sacrifice fly with bases loaded to bring home Fransoso from third to make it 6-1.
The Boulders continued to dominate through the rest of the game, scoring another run in the seventh inning. The Boulders claimed a 7-3 victory against the Aigles, giving Solbach his 5th win this season. The Rockland Boulders are now (24-17) and the Trois-Rivieres Aigles are (10-30) this season.
Join us tomorrow for a great night of baseball as the Boulders take on the Aigles for their third game of the four game series. The first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m. As a yearly tradition, the Boulders annual 3rd of July game features a 3D Fireworks Extravaganza with special glasses handed out at the beginning of the game, courtesy of Ramsey Auto Group. And of course every Sunday is "Pups in the Park” so don’t forget to bring your pup! There will also be "Mutts Gone Nuts" frisbee dogs at the game! The dogs will be performing throughout the afternoon, showcasing their world-renowned talents. Great seats are available for the game by visiting the box office, by sliding to www.RocklandBoulders.com, or by calling (845) 364-0009 for tickets.
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