Rockland County, NY (June 1, 2021) - The New York Boulders rode a franchise tying performance on the mound from Dan Wirchansky and a seventh inning grand slam by Zach Kirtley to a 7-2 Frontier League win over the visiting Tri-City Valley Cats on Tuesday at Palisades Credit Union Park.
The lefthanded Wirchansky went seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out a dozen, which equaled the franchise high last done in 2018 by Justin Brantley against Trois-Rivieres in the Can-Am League.
Meanwhile, Kirtley's grand slam turned a three-run Boulders'advantage into a 7-0 game. KIrtley finished the night with two hits and two runs scored.
New York went ahead 2-0 in the home half of the first with a two-run single by Kevonte Mitchell. The Boulders made it 3-0 in the sixth when Ray Hernandez' two-out single scored Mitchell.
Mitchell ended the evening with two hits and two RBI, while Austin Dennis had a three-hit night for the Boulders,
Nathan Alexander tossed a scoreless eighth inning for New York, while John Cain pitched the ninth, surrendering a two-run home run to Carson Maxwell that accounted for Tri-City's scoring.
The Boulders and Valley Cats continue their three-game series on Wednesday at Palisades Credit Union Park with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
A complete New York Boulders’ 2021 schedule, as well as information regarding season tickets and packages for the 2021 season are available by calling 845-364-0009 or sliding to www.NYBoulders.com. Individual game tickets are on sale now.
Attendance at all home games at PCU Park is subject to New York State Department of Health guidelines and protocol.
Debuting in 1993, the Frontier League is the largest and longest-running of the modern independent leagues and features teams stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and from the Ohio River to the St. Lawrence Seaway. In September of 2020, the Frontier League reached an agreement to become a “Partner League” with Major League Baseball.
As a “Partner League,” the Frontier League and its teams will meet on a regular basis with MLB representatives to discuss joint marketing and promotional opportunities, as well as collaborate on initiatives to provide organized baseball to communities throughout the United States and Canada.
More information can be found at www.frontierleague.com