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Smith Slides Back Into Rockland

By John Patterson, 03/07/17, 4:45PM EST


Former Boulder returns home for second run with the team

The Rockland Boulders announced today the return of outfielder and 1st baseman, Jon Smith via  trade with the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association.  The 28-year old Tennessee native and Wesleyan College alum played for Rockland in 2012.  

Smith, a 7-year veteran, played 41 games for the Boulders, compiling a .266 batting average with 10 HR, 28 RBI, 37 hits, and 19 walks, while maintaining a .368 OBP.  Last season, Smith appeared in 91 games for Lincoln with 12 HR, 52 RBI, 71 hits, and stole 5 bases.  Smith also shined defensively with 133 putouts and 7 assists.

“We are pleased to have Jon return to Palisades Credit Union Park for his second stint as a Boulder,” said Field Manager Jamie Keefe.  “Jon brings a left handed stick to the plate which will hopefully allow for him to take advantage of the Budweiser Short Porch in right field.  In addition, our ballpark is a tricky place to play in the outfield with a small patch of grass and a low level angular wall in right field that just explodes into a ‘death valley’ at 413 feet in left center.  Jon’s experience playing here previously will provide us with a defensive home field advantage.” 

Smith and the rest of the Boulders will begin their seventh season with a #BouldOpening on Thursday, May 18th when they host the Sussex County Miners at 7:00pm at Palisades Credit Union Park. Season Ticket Memberships and numerous other ticket packages are currently on-sale and can be purchased by visiting the box office or calling (845) 364-0009.  For more information, slide to