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AABC Playoffs (Sept. 11): Brave 5, Miners 1

Brave advance to AABC Championship with a 5-1 upset over Miners

The New York Brave defeated the Sussex County Miners, 5-1, to advance to the AABC Championship Game on Friday night at Skylands Stadium.

New York will take on the three-seed New Jersey Jackals at Yogi Berra Stadium in Little Falls, N.J. on Saturday night.

Sussex County will play the winner of the matchup between the Skylands Cardinals and Jersey Wiseguys, who battled tonight, in a consolation game. 

Chris Cepeda earned the victory on the hill for the New York Brave. He lasted eight innings, allowing seven hits and one run while striking out eight and walking one. Luke Burton threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.

Alexander Vargas took the loss for the Sussex County Miners. He lasted five and two-thirds innings, allowing seven hits and five runs while striking out seven and walking one.

Cito Culver led Sussex County with two hits in four at-bats.

New York collected eight hits on the day. Steve FigueroaPhil Capra, and Brennan Price each collected multiple hits for the BraveNew York Brave was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Capra had the most chances in the field with ten.

AABC Playoffs (Sept. 11): Jackals 11, Boulders 2

Rockland Boulders Fall To New Jersey Jackals After Sixth Inning Score

The Rockland Boulders (14-10) stayed in it until the end, but New Jersey Jackals (13-10) pulled away late in an 11-2 victory on Friday. The game was tied at one with New Jersey Jackals batting in the top of the sixth when Jason Agresti homered on a 2-1 count, scoring two runs.

The Jackals advanced to the AABC Championship Game tomorrow evening. They will play the winner of the Sussex County Miners and New York Brave.

The Boulders will play in a consolation game tomorrow evening at 6:30 PM at Palisades Credit Union Park. They will take on the loser of tonight's matchup between the Skylands Cardinals and Jersey Wiseguys.

The Rockland Boulders struggled to contain the high-powered offense of New Jersey Jackals, giving up 11 runs.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Rockland tied things up at one. Richie Fecteau drew a walk, scoring one run.

After New Jersey scored one run in the top of the ninth, Rockland Boulders answered with one of their own. The Jackals scored when Demetrius Moorer's sac fly scored one run for New Jersey Jackals. The Boulders then answered when Fecteau's sac fly scored one run.

New Jersey pulled away for good with eight runs in the sixth inning. In the sixth, Raul Shah singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run, Ryan Rivera drew a walk, scoring one run, Moorer singled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs, an error scored one run for the Jackals, and JC Peña singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.

Nate Jones was credited with the victory for New Jersey. He surrendered one run on three hits over three innings, striking out four. Chris Tessitore threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Ben Hoffman took the loss for Rockland. He went five innings, allowing six runs on eight hits and striking out four.

Ryan Williamson started the game for the Jackals. He lasted four innings, allowing zero hits and zero runs while striking out six

New Jersey launched two home runs on the day. Agresti had a four-bagger in the sixth inning. Tommy McCarthy went for the long ball in the fourth inning.

Matt Feinstein went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Boulders in hits.

The Jackals saw the ball well today, racking up 16 hits in the game. ShahPeñaAgrestiMcCarthy, and Moorer all managed multiple hits. New Jersey didn't commit a single error in the field. Agresti had 13 chances in the field, the most on the team.

Sep. 6: Boulders 12, Brave 5

Rockland Boulders Set The Stage For Victory With Early Lead Over New York Brave

The Rockland Boulders (14-9) jumped out to an early lead over the New York Brave (11-13) and took home a 12-5 victory on Sunday. Rockland scored on a sacrifice fly by Zach Racusin in the first inning, a home run by Miguel Pimentel in the first inning, and a home run by Richie Fecteau in the second inning.

The Boulders earned the victory despite allowing New York to score four runs in the second inning. The Brave scored its runs on a double by Steve Figueroa.

Rockland pulled away for good with three runs in the second inning. In the second Fecteau homered on a 2-0 count, scoring three runs.

The Boulders put up four runs in the eighth inning. The big inning was thanks to a single by Racusin and a double by Sean Guida.

Chris Pennell earned the win for Rockland. He allowed zero hits and zero runs over two innings, striking out one. A number of pitchers entered the game as relief, with Doug DomnarskiAlex FishbergJames Mulry, and Jorge Perez all securing outs and ultimately the victory.

Danny Taggart took the loss for New York. He lasted four-and-a-third innings, allowing six hits and eight runs while striking out three.

Garrison Bryant started the game for the Boulders. He went three innings, allowing four runs on four hits and striking out one

Rockland launched two home runs on the day. Fecteau had a homer in the second inning. Pimentel went deep in the first inning.

The Boulders totaled 12 hits. FecteauRacusin, and Guida all had multiple knocks. GuidaRacusin, and Fecteau each collected two hits to lead Rockland.

New York saw the ball well today, racking up eight hits in the game. Figueroa and Skylar Mercado both collected multiple hits.

STANDINGS AS OF 9/6 WINS LOSSES WP% GB
Sussex County Miners 16 5 .762 --
ROCKLAND BOULDERS 14 9 .609 3.0
New Jersey Jackals 12 10 .545 4.5
NEW YORK BRAVE 11 13 .458 6.5
Jersey Wiseguys 10 13 .435 7.0
Skylands Cardinals 5 18 .217 12.0

Other Results: JACKALS 5, Wiseguys 3; Cardinals at Miners (5 p.m.)

Sep. 5: Boulders 10, Brave 5

New York Brave Fall To Rockland Boulders After Seventh Inning Score

The New York Brave (11-12) lost the lead late in a 10-5 defeat to the Rockland Boulders (13-9) on Saturday. The game was tied at five with Rockland batting in the top of the seventh when Matt Feinstein drew a walk, scoring one run.

The Brave opened up scoring in the second inning when Brandt Broussard singled on the first pitch of the at-bat, scoring two runs.

John Cain was credited with the victory for the Boulders. He lasted three innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out six and walking zero. Doug Domnarski and Alex Fishberg entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

John Saviano took the loss for New York. He lasted one-third of an inning, allowing two hits and four runs while striking out one.

Neil Abbatiello started the game for the Brave. He allowed seven hits and four runs over six innings, striking out nine David Griffin started the game for Rockland. He allowed eight hits and five runs over four innings, striking out three

New York smacked one home run on the day. Mark Shkrelja had a long ball in the fifth inning.

The Brave totaled nine hits. Steve FigueroaPhil Capra, and Brennan Price all managed multiple knocks. PriceCapra, and Figueroa each managed two hits to lead New York.

The Boulders totaled ten hits in the game. Richie FecteauFeinsteinZach Racusin, and Nilo Rijo each had multiple hits.

Sep. 4: Boulders 4, Brave 3

Rockland Boulders Grab Lead In Sixth Inning For Victory Over New York Brave

The Rockland Boulders (12-9) nabbed the lead late in the game in a 4-3 victory over the New York Brave (11-11) on Friday. The game was tied at one with Rockland batting in the bottom of the sixth when Mike Howard singled on a 2-1 count, scoring two runs.

The Boulders evened things up at one in the bottom of the third inning. Sean Guida hit into a fielder's choice, scoring one run.

Rockland pulled away for good with two runs in the sixth inning.

Ben Hoffman got the win for the Boulders. He surrendered one run on six hits over seven innings, striking out six and walking one. James Mulry and Adam Heidenfelder entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Mulry recorded the last four outs to earn the save for Rockland.

Chris Cepeda took the loss for New York. He went six innings, allowing three runs on four hits and striking out four.

Nilo RijoHowardMiguel Pimentel, and Zach Racusin each collected one hit to lead the Boulders.

The Brave tallied eight hits in the game. Mark ShkreljaPhil Capra, and Brennan Price each had multiple hits.

Other Results: MINERS 5, Cardinals 3; JACKALS 7, Wiseguys 6 (HRD Tiebreaker)

Sep. 3: Brave 3, Boulders 2 (5)

New York Brave Clinch Lead In Fifth Inning For Victory Over Rockland Boulders

The New York Brave (11-10) took the lead late in the game in a 3-2 victory over the Rockland Boulders (11-9) on Thursday. The game was tied at two with New York batting in the bottom of the fifth when Phil Capra singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.

The contest was called due to poor field conditions after the fifth inning.

The pitching was strong on both sides. Frank Moscatiello struck out eight, while the Boulders pitchers sat down four.

In the first inning, Rockland got their offense started. Steve Passatempo drew a walk, scoring one run.

Moscatiello led the New York Brave to victory on the pitcher's mound. He allowed two hits and two runs over five innings, striking out eight.

Doug Domnarski took the loss for Rockland. He allowed three hits and two runs over one inning, striking out one.

Greg Modica started the game for the Boulders. He surrendered one run on two hits over three innings, striking out two

Taylor Zeutenhorst went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead New York in hits. The Brave was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Capra made the most plays with eight.

Aug. 30: Miners 12, Boulders 5

Sussex County Miners Clinch Lead In Sixth Inning For Victory Over Rockland Boulders

The Sussex County Miners (14-5) snatched the lead late in the game in a 12-5 victory over Rockland Boulders (11-8) on Sunday. Sussex County was down 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Gavin Stupienski singled on a 2-1 count, scoring two runs.

The Miners secured the victory thanks to ten runs in the sixth inning. The big inning was thanks to walks by Vicente Conde and Jason Pineda, singles by Stupienski and Nick Zaharion, and doubles by Yordi Francisco and Marcos Estevez.

In the first inning, Rockland got their offense started. Steve Passatempo's sac fly scored one run for the Boulders.

Sussex County took the lead for good with ten runs in the sixth inning. In the sixth Zaharion singled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs, Conde drew a walk, scoring one run, Francisco doubled on the first pitch of the at-bat, scoring two runs, Estevez doubled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs, and Pineda drew a walk, scoring one run.

Baylor Sundahl took the win for the Miners. He went one inning, allowing two runs on three hits and walking one. Tyler LunekeKevin Grendell, and Francisco Gracesqui all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory.

David Griffin took the loss for Rockland. He allowed five hits and four runs over two-and-a-third innings, striking out two and walking one.

Alexander Vargas started the game for Sussex County. He went three innings, allowing one run on two hits, striking out one and walking one Garrison Bryant started the game for the Boulders. He went three innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out five and walking zero

Rockland socked two home runs on the day. Richie Fecteau had a homer in the seventh inning. Liam Scafariello went for the long ball in the sixth inning.

The Miners totaled ten hits in the game. Stupienski and Estevez each collected multiple hits. Stupienski led Sussex County with three hits in five at-bats.

The Boulders saw the ball well today, racking up eight hits in the game. Zach Racusin and Fecteau each had multiple hits. Racusin went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Rockland in hits. The Boulders didn't commit a single error in the field. Frank Nigro had the most chances in the field with 13.

Aug. 30: Wiseguys 11, Brave 6

Jersey Wiseguys Runs Away With Early Lead In Victory

The New York Brave (10-10) watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in an 11-6 loss to the Jersey Wiseguys (10-10) on Sunday.  Jersey scored on a home run by Jesse Russo in the first inning and a grand slam by Taylor Motter in the second inning.

New York collected ten hits and the Wiseguys had 12 in the high-scoring affair.

Jersey got things started in the first inning.  Russo homered on a 3-2 count, scoring three runs.

New York tallied three runs in the seventh inning.  Phil Capra had an RBI home run in the inning to lead the run scoring.

Jersey scored four runs in the second inning.  The Wiseguys scored its runs on a grand slam by Motter.

Matt Dallas earned the win for Jersey. He allowed six hits and two runs over five innings, striking out seven. A number of pitchers entered the game as relief, with Layne GuslerYelmison PeraltaAnthony Auletta, and Tyler Suellentrop all securing outs and ultimately the victory.

Anthony Shkrelja took the loss for New York. He went six innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits and striking out two.

The Brave smacked one home run on the day. Capra had a four-bagger in the seventh inning.

New York saw the ball well today, racking up ten hits in the game.  Taylor ZeutenhorstBrandt Broussard, and Brennan Price each racked up multiple hits. Zeutenhorst led the Brave with three hits in four at-bats.

Jersey collected 12 hits on the day.  William SalasAndrew Don, and Tucker Nathans all collected multiple hits.  Salas went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead Jersey Wiseguys in hits.

Aug. 29: Wiseguys 6, Brave 3

Early Lead For Jersey Wiseguys Seals Fate For New York Brave

The New York Brave (10-9) watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 6-3 loss to the Jersey Wiseguys (9-10) on Saturday. Jersey scored on a single by Joe DeLuca, a single by Tucker Nathans, and a home run by Taylor Motter in the second inning.

New York lost despite out-hitting the Wiseguys 11 to eight.

Jersey pulled away for good with five runs in the second inning. In the second DeLuca singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run, Nathans singled on a 3-0 count, scoring one run, and Motter homered on a 1-2 count, scoring three runs.

Joe Testa earned the win for the Wiseguys. He surrendered three runs on ten hits over seven innings, striking out 12 and walking zero. Layne Gusler and Tyler Suellentrop entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Suellentrop recorded the last three outs to earn the save.

Neil Abbatiello took the loss for New York. He lasted six innings, allowing seven hits and six runs while striking out ten.

The Brave launched one home run on the day. Taylor Zeutenhorst had a homer in the first inning.

New York had 11 hits in the game. Eddie NevinsBrennan Price, and Zeutenhorst each had multiple hits. Price and Nevins each collected three hits to lead the BraveNew York was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Peter Peña had the most chances in the field with 14.

Jersey tallied eight hits. Andrew Don and Motter all managed multiple hits. The Wiseguys was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. DeLuca made the most plays with 17.

STANDINGS AS OF 8/29 WINS LOSSES WP% GB
Sussex County Miners 13 5 .722 --
ROCKLAND BOULDERS 11 7 .611 2.0
NEW YORK BRAVE 10 9 .526 3.5
Jersey Wiseguys 9 10 .474 4.5
New Jersey Jackals 8 10 .444 5.0
Skylands Cardinals 5 15 .250 9.0

Other Results: BOULDERS at Miners (Canceled - Rain); Jackals def. Cardinals, 9-1 (at NJJ).

Aug. 28: Brave 5, Boulders 4

New York Brave Clinch Lead In Eighth Inning To Defeat Rockland Boulders

The New York Brave (10-8) snagged a late lead and defeated the Rockland Boulders, 5-4, on Friday. The game was tied at four with the Brave batting in the bottom of the eighth when Giovanni Dingcong hit a solo homer.

In the first inning, Rockland (11-7) got their offense started when Nilo Rijo hit a solo homer.

New York scored three runs in the seventh inning. The offensive firepower by the Brave was led by Taylor ZeutenhorstMark Shkrelja, and Brennan Price, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

Matt Valin got the win for New York. He lasted one inning, allowing one hit and two runs while striking out two and walking one. Luke Burton threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Burton recorded the last three outs to earn the save for the Brave.

Chris Pennell took the loss for Rockland. He surrendered one run on one hit over one inning, striking out two and walking zero.

Chris Cepeda started the game for the Brave. He surrendered two runs on four hits over seven innings, striking out four Ben Hoffman started the game for Rockland Boulders. He went six-and-a third innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and striking out six

New York socked one home run on the day. Dingcong put one out in the eighth inning.

The Brave racked up nine hits. Steve FigueroaDingcong, and Brandt Broussard each managed multiple hits. BroussardDingcong, and Figueroa each collected two hits to lead New York.

Richie Fecteau led Rockland with two hits in four at-bats.

Aug. 23: Boulders 9, Wiseguys 4

Racusin Collects Four Hits As Rockland Boulders Defeat Jersey Wiseguys

Zach Racusin had a busy day at the plate on Sunday, smacking four hits in the Rockland Boulders' 9-4 victory over the Jersey WiseguysRacusin doubled in the first, singled in the second, tripled in the seventh, and doubled in the eighth.

An early lead helped propel Rockland (11-6) to victory. The Boulders scored on a home run by Garrett Whitley in the first inning, a walk by Whitley in the second inning, and a single by Racusin in the second inning.

In the bottom of the first inning, Rockland tied things up at one. Whitley hit a solo homer.

The Boulders pulled away for good with four runs in the second inning. In the second Whitley drew a walk, scoring one run, Richie Fecteau was struck by a pitch, driving in a run, and Racusin singled on a 0-2 count, scoring two runs.

Greg Modica earned the victory on the pitcher's mound for Rockland. He went one and two-thirds innings, allowing zero runs on zero hits and striking out one. A number of pitchers entered the game as relief, with Jorge PerezBrock RileyAlex Fishberg, and Doug Domnarski all securing outs and ultimately the victory.

Joe Testa took the loss for Jersey (7-10). He surrendered six runs on ten hits over seven innings, striking out seven.

David Griffin started the game for Rockland. He went four and a third innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and striking out six

The Boulders smacked two home runs on the day. Arbert Cipion had a homer in the eighth inning. Whitley put one out in the first inning.

Rockland racked up 15 hits in the game. RacusinWhitleySteve Passatempo, and Frank Nigro all managed multiple hits for Rockland BouldersRacusin went 4-for-5 at the plate to lead Rockland Boulders in hits.

Jersey totaled ten hits in the game. Tucker NathansChris Kwitzer, and Andrew Don each racked up multiple hits. Nathans led the Wiseguys with four hits in four at-bats. Jersey didn't commit a single error in the field. Isaias Quiroz had the most chances in the field with eight

Aug. 23: Brave 7, Cardinals 4

Skylands Cardinals Falls To New York Brave

The Skylands Cardinals (5-13) fired up the offense in the first inning. Joe Campagna singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.

The New York Brave (9-8) pulled away for good with five runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth, Peter Peña doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, Skylar Mercado drew a walk, scoring one run, and Taylor Zeutenhorst singled on a 1-2 count, scoring three runs.

Mike O'Reilly got the win for the Brave. He lasted six innings, allowing six hits and four runs while striking out two. Mike Pascoe and John Saviano entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Saviano recorded the last three outs to earn the save for New York.

Harold Myles took the loss for Skylands. He surrendered five runs on six hits over four innings, striking out two.

The Brave hit two home runs on the day. Mark Shkrelja went for the long ball in the sixth inning. Zeutenhorst had a long ball in the eighth inning.

Campagna went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Skylands in hits.

New York scattered ten hits in the game. Giovanni DingcongShkreljaPhil Capra, and Zeutenhorst each had multiple hits.

Aug. 22: Boulders 5, Wiseguys 2

Jersey Wiseguys Falls To Rockland Boulders After Eighth Inning Score

The Jersey Wiseguys (7-9) stayed in it until the end, but the Rockland Boulders (10-6) pulled away late in a 5-2 victory on Saturday. The game was tied at two with Rockland Boulders batting in the top of the eighth when Steve Passatempo drew a walk, scoring one run.

The Jersey Wiseguys lost despite out-hitting Rockland Boulders seven to six.

Jersey got things moving in the second inning. The Wiseguys scored two runs when Jordan Garr homered.

In the top of the fifth inning, Rockland tied things up at two. Miguel Pimentel hit a solo homer.

Adam Heidenfelder was the winning pitcher for Rockland. He went one and two-thirds innings, allowing zero runs on three hits, striking out one and walking one. Alex FishbergDoug Domnarski, and James Mulry all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory. Mulry recorded the last three outs to earn the save for the Boulders.

Tyler Suellentrop took the loss for Jersey. He went one inning, allowing two runs on zero hits.

Matt Dallas started the game for the Wiseguys. He lasted five innings, allowing four hits and two runs while striking out eight and walking one Garrison Bryant started the game for Rockland. He surrendered two runs on three hits over four innings, striking out five and walking zero

Jersey hit one home run on the day. Garr had a four-bagger in the second inning.

The Wiseguys tallied seven hits. William Salas and Chris Kwitzer all managed multiple hits. 

Rockland totaled six hits in the game. Richie Fecteau and Nilo Rijo each managed multiple hits

Aug. 22: Brave 12, Cardinals 11

New York Brave Holds Off Skylands Cardinals For Victory

The New York Brave (8-8) got out to an eight-run lead in the fifth inning and held on for a 12-11 victory over the Skylands Cardinals (5-12) on Saturday. Skylands managed seven runs in the failed comeback. Freilin CabreraJoe CampagnaMilton RamosRamos, and Edison Cabrera fueled the rally with RBIs.

New York grabbed an early lead. The Brave scored on a home run by Phil Capra, a single by Peter Peña, a fielder's choice by Brandt Broussard, and a home run by Capra in the second inning.

Anthony Shkrelja got the win for the Brave. He allowed three hits and seven runs over five and two-thirds innings, striking out four. A number of pitchers entered the game as relief, with Matt ValinLuke BurtonMike Pascoe, and Frank Moscatiello all securing outs and ultimately the victory. Burton recorded the last three outs to earn the save for New York.

Brandon Zachary took the loss for Skylands. He went two innings, allowing ten runs on ten hits.

The Brave launched two home runs on the day. Capra had a long ball in the second and second innings.

New York racked up 15 hits in the game. Giovanni DingcongBrennan PriceSteve FigueroaCapra, and Taylor Zeutenhorst each managed multiple hits. Price and Dingcong each collected three hits to lead New York.

The Cardinals collected seven hits. Cabrera and Ramos each racked up multiple hits. Cabrera led Skylands with three hits in four at-bats. Rafael Chavez led the Cardinals with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with nine stolen bases.

Aug. 21: Boulders 10, Wiseguys 3

Boulders Defeat Wiseguys In Blow Out Victory Thanks To Second Inning Boost

The Rockland Boulders (9-6) defeated the Jersey Wiseguys (7-8), 10-3, on Friday thanks to a timely six runs in a big second inning. The Rockland Boulders offense in the inning was led by Liam ScafarielloArbert Cipion, and Richie Fecteau, all knocking in runs in the inning.

The Boulders opened up scoring in the second inning. Scafariello singled on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs.

Ben Hoffman pitched Rockland to victory. He lasted six innings, allowing six hits and two runs while striking out four and walking one. Brock Riley and Jorge Perez entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

Hamly Suero took the loss for the Wiseguys. He lasted two innings, allowing four hits and six runs while striking out one.

The Rockland Boulders launched two home runs on the day. Fecteau had a long ball in the second inning. Mikael Mogues had a dinger in the third inning.

Rockland collected nine hits. Miguel Pimentel and Garrett Whitley each racked up multiple hits for the BouldersWhitley and Pimentel each managed two hits to lead Rockland.

Jersey tallied nine hits on the day. Angel GarcedWilliam SalasChris Kwitzer, and James Morisano each collected multiple hits for the Wiseguys.

Aug. 21: Boulders 10, Wiseguys 3

Boulders Defeat Wiseguys In Blow Out Victory Thanks To Second Inning Boost

The Rockland Boulders (9-6) defeated the Jersey Wiseguys (7-8), 10-3, on Friday thanks to a timely six runs in a big second inning. The Rockland Boulders offense in the inning was led by Liam ScafarielloArbert Cipion, and Richie Fecteau, all knocking in runs in the inning.

The Boulders opened up scoring in the second inning. Scafariello singled on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs.

Ben Hoffman pitched Rockland to victory. He lasted six innings, allowing six hits and two runs while striking out four and walking one. Brock Riley and Jorge Perez entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

Hamly Suero took the loss for the Wiseguys. He lasted two innings, allowing four hits and six runs while striking out one.

The Rockland Boulders launched two home runs on the day. Fecteau had a long ball in the second inning. Mikael Mogues had a dinger in the third inning.

Rockland collected nine hits. Miguel Pimentel and Garrett Whitley each racked up multiple hits for the BouldersWhitley and Pimentel each managed two hits to lead Rockland.

Jersey tallied nine hits on the day. Angel GarcedWilliam SalasChris Kwitzer, and James Morisano each collected multiple hits for the Wiseguys.

Aug. 21: Cardinals 8, Brave 6

Cardinals Clinch Lead In Eighth Inning For Victory Over Brave

The Skylands Cardinals stole the lead late and defeated the New York Brave 8-6 on Friday. The game was tied at six with Skylands (5-11) batting in the bottom of the eighth when Jose Garcia singled on the first pitch of the at-bat, scoring one run.

Garcia collected four hits in five at-bats to help lead the Cardinals to victory. Garcia singled in the first, singled in the third, singled in the sixth, and singled in the eighth.

In the second inning, the Brave (7-8) got their offense started when an error scored one run for New York.

The Brave knotted the game up at six in the top of the seventh inning. Giovanni Dingcong drove in one when he singled.

Skylands tallied four runs in the sixth inning. Edison Cabrera and Rafael Chavez powered the big inning with RBIs.

Harold Myles led the Cardinals to victory on the pitcher's mound. He went one inning, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out one and walking zero. Eli Garcia threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Garcia recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Skylands.

John Saviano took the loss for New York. He allowed two hits and two runs over one-third of an inning.

Chris Cepeda started the game for the Brave. He lasted five and two-thirds innings, allowing ten hits and six runs while striking out five Tyler Kovalewich started the game for Skylands. He surrendered six runs on eight hits over seven innings, striking out seven

The Cardinals totaled 12 hits. GarciaCabrera, and Chavez each racked up multiple hits for Skylands CardinalsGarcia led Skylands Cardinals with four hits in five at-bats.

New York collected ten hits on the day. Brandt Broussard and Phil Capra all managed multiple hits for the BraveNew York was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Capra made the most plays with ten.

Aug. 20: Brave 9, Boulders 6

Rockland Boulders Falls To New York Brave After Ninth Inning Score

Rockland Boulders (8-6) lost the lead late in a 9-6 defeat to New York Brave (7-7) on Thursday. The game was tied at six with New York Brave batting in the top of the ninth when Phil Capra singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.

Despite the loss, Rockland Boulders did collect seven hits in the high-scoring affair. Unfortunately, New York Brave had 16 hits on the way to victory.

Rockland Boulders evened things up at five in the bottom of the seventh inning when Matt Feinstein lined out, driving in a run.

Rockland Boulders tallied three runs in the seventh inning. Rockland Boulders scored its runs on an RBI error by Steve Passatempo.

Luke Burton earned the victory on the mound for New York Brave. He went two innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out three and walking one. Frank Moscatiello and John Saviano entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

James Mulry took the loss for Rockland Boulders. He surrendered four runs on four hits over one inning, striking out one and walking zero.

Chris Pennell started the game for Rockland Boulders. He went two innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out two and walking zero Neil Abbatiello started the game for New York Brave. He allowed four hits and three runs over three innings, striking out three

Rockland Boulders hit one home run on the day. Arbert Cipion went for the long ball in the third inning.

Mikael Mogues went 2-for-5 at the plate to lead Rockland Boulders in hits.

New York Brave tallied 16 hits. Mark ShkreljaBrennan PriceBrandt BroussardCapra, and Taylor Zeutenhorst all collected multiple hits for New York Brave.

WEEK 2: JULY 30 – AUG. 2

ALL-AMERICAN BASEBALL CHALLENGE STANDINGS

ROCKLAND BOULDERS 4-3

Sussex County Miners 4-3

Jersey Wiseguys 4-3

NEW YORK BRAVE 3-3

New Jersey Jackals 3-3

Skylands Cardinals 2-5

Week’s results: 

July 30: BOULDERS 1, BRAVE 0; Skylands Cardinals 10, Sussex County Miners 2; Jersey Wiseguys 6, New Jersey Jackals 2

July 31: Sussex County Miners 12, BOULDERS 8; BRAVE 10, New Jersey Jackals 5; Jersey Wiseguys 7, Skylands Cardianls 1

Aug. 1: BRAVE 5, New Jersey Jackals 3; BOULDERS 4, Sussex County Miners 0; Jersey Wiseguys 15, Skylands Cardinals 0

Aug. 2: Sussex County Miners at BOULDERS (cancelled); BRAVE at New Jersey Jackals (cancelled); Jersey Wiseguys at Skylands Cardinals (cancelled)

Who’s hot: 

For the BOULDERS, catcher Frank Nigro’s three-hit game in Saturday’s win pushed his average up to .364. In that same game, former Tampa Bay Rays’ first-round selection (2015) Garrett Whitley, singled in the eighth inning – his first as a Boulder after opening 0-for-9 at the plate.

On the mound, relievers Doug Domnarski (3G, 7 IP) and James Mulry (5G, 5 IP) have yet to allow a run and have combined for 11 strikeouts while not walking a batter.

For the BRAVE, catcher Phil Capra went 5-for-9 this past week with a pair of RBI and is at .421 for the season.

Meanwhile, starting pitcher Anthony Shkrelja, in two starts this year, has surrendered only one earned run over 10 1/3 innings of work – a 0.87 ERA.

A look ahead: 

Aug. 6: BRAVE at BOULDERS, 7 p.m.; Jersey Wiseguys at New Jersey Jackals, 7 p.m.’ Skylands Cardinals at Sussex County Miners, 7 p.m.

Aug. 7: Skylands Cardinals at BRAVE, 7 p.m.; BOULDERS at New Jersey Jackals, 7 p.m.; Jersey Wiseguys at Sussex County Miners, 7 p.m.

Aug. 8: Skylands Cardinals at BRAVE, 6:30 p.m.; BOULDERS at New Jersey Jackals, 7 p.m.; Jersey Wiseguys at Sussex County Miners, 6 p.m.

Aug. 9: Skylands Cardinals at BRAVE, 2 p.m.; BOULDERS at New Jersey Jackals, 5 p.m.; Jersey Wiseguys at Sussex County Miners, 5 p.m.

This coming weekend’s action starts off with the third installment of the Battle of PCU Park between the Brave and Boulders. The teams will meet six times this season with the series tied at one game apiece after the Boulders 1-0 home run derby win this past Thursday night.

After that, the Brave will host the Skylands Cardinals for a three-game weekend set at PCU park; while the Boulders hit the road, going down the Palisades Interstate Parkway to Montclair, NJ, for a three-game series with the New Jersey Jackals.

Week 1: July 23 - July 26

ALL-AMERICAN BASEBALL CHALLENGE STANDINGS

New Jersey Jackals (3- 0)

Sussex County Miners (3-1)

ROCKLAND BOULDERS (2-2)

NEW YORK BRAVE (1-2)

Jersey Wise Guys (1-3)

Skylands Cardinals (1- 3)

Week’s results: 

July 23: BRAVE 6, BOULDERS 4 

July 24: Cardinals 13, BOULDERS 1; Jackals 2, BRAVE 1 

July 25: BOULDERS 10, Cardinals 8; BRAVE 4, Jackals 3 (susp. after four innings) 

July 26: BOULDERS 9, Cardinals 5; Jackals 10, BRAVE 1 

Who’s hot: 

After going 0-for-4 on opening night, the Boulders’ infielder Richie Fecteau is 6-for-12, putting him at .375 for the young season. He also leads the team with two home runs and is tied for the team lead with five RBI with Cipion. 

Outfielder Matt Feinstein’s three hits in Sunday’s win improved his average to .308, the same as catcher Frank Nigro, who has picked off a pair of runners at first base over the first four games of the season. 

For the Brave, infielder Brandt Broussard and outfielder Mark Shkrela are off to good starts, each sitting at .462 after the first weekend of action. 

A look ahead: 

July 30: BRAVE at BOULDERS, 7 p.m. 

July 31: Sussex County Miners at BOULDERS, 7 p.m.; BRAVE at New Jersey Jackals, 7 p.m. 

Aug. 1: New Jersey Jackals at BRAVE, 6:30 p.m.; BOULDERS at Sussex County Miners, 7 p.m. 

Aug. 2: Sussex County Miners at BOULDERS, 2 p.m.; BRAVE at New Jersey Jackals, 2 p.m. 

This coming weekend’s action starts off with the second installment of the Battle of PCU Park between the Brave and Boulders. The teams will meet six times this season with the Brave, after their two-run win on Opening Night, ahead in the series 1-0.