The Boulders are back in a playoff slot after extending their winning streak to four games - including a three-game sweep of the first-place Sussex County Miners. Their record-setting 11-game homestand continues as the Red, White and Blue are back in action for their biggest series to date. Rockland stands just one game ahead of the Ottawa Champions entering this week's four-game set.
Action starts with "Two-for-Tuesday," including a 5:00 pm double-header (two 7-inning games) necessitated by an early season rainout. In addition to receiving two tickets to see two games for the price of one, fans are encouraged to come out early and take advantage of 2-for-1 offers on pretzels and popcorn at the concession stand.
After Tuesday's double, the series continues with a Camp Day Matinee on Wednesday with an 11:00 am start, and wraps up on Thirsty Thursday, featuring $2 beers at select locations, presented by Bud Light, in addition to Conservation Night presented by Suez.
More than ever, the Boulders need the support of the Best Fans in the Can-Am League, so don't miss the Push for the Playoffs. Tickets for all home games are available at the box office, or call 845-364-0009 for more information.
(Photo - John Brontsema; credit - Drew Wohl - Rockland Boulders)
An eighth inning home run by John Brontsema was all of the offense that the Boulders could muster, as Quebec starter Karl Gelinas quieted the Rockland bats to pick up a 2-1 decision for the Capitales on Sunday afternoon at Stade Canac in Quebec City, Canada.
Boulders starter Brett Schneider (0-1) took the hard-luck loss for the visitors, as he pitched five innings, giving up only three hits and a run, while walking one and striking out five. Karl Gelinas (1-1) picked up the win for Quebec, working eight innings and surrendering just two hits and a run, while walking one and striking out nine Rockland batters. Dustin Molleken came on in the ninth for the Capitales to lock down the game and pick up his third save of the season.
The final game of this four-game series will take place on Memorial Day, Monday in Quebec with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 pm.
Collin Ferguson's two-out RBI single, which scored Ryne Birk and broke a 4-4 tie in the seventh inning, was enough to give the Rockland Boulders a 5-4 victory over the Quebec Capitales at Stade Canac in Quebec City, Canada on Saturday night. Rockland has now won two straight and three of their last four.
The Boulders bats produced ten hits on the evening, including multi-hit games by Ferguson (2-for-5), Grant Heyman (2-for-4), Adam Ehrlich (2-for-4, 2B) and Ryne Birk (2-for-3, HR).
The Rockland bullpen was stellar as Tim Ponto, James Mulry, Nick Kennedy and Robbie Gordon combined to throw five scoreless innings, giving up just one hit and one walk while striking out five. Mulry picked up his first win of 2019, while Gordon notched his first save of the season. Reliever Max Kuhns took the loss for Quebec.
Game three of this four-game Memorial Day weekend series will take place in Quebec on Sunday, with first pitch scheduled for 1:05 pm