After a slow start for the Boulders, Zach Kirtley continued his impressive stint at home sealing a second straight win for the New York Boulders in the ninth inning with a walk-off single. The 6-5 win lands the Boulders at a current even 3-3 record on the season.
The Tri-city ValleyCats found some rhythm early as Stevn Figuera led off with a triple to left field. Figuera later scored after Juan Silverio put out to third.
The Boulders answered back at the end of the first. After two back to back walks, Jack Sundberg singled to left field, sending Tucker Nathans and Zach Kirtley home. Sunberg ended the night with three hits and two RBIs.
Zach Penprase then doubled to right field, sending Ray Herendez and Sundberg home, making it 4-1 in favor of the Boulders. Penprase finished the game with one hit and two RBIs.
ValleyCat Keaton Weisz blasted a three-run homer in the second inning evening the score.
Boulders’ starting pitcher Matt Valin’s night came to an end after Figuera sent Oscar Campos home after a single to right field, making it 5-4 in favor of the ValleyCats. Valin finished the night allowing five hits, five runs, and totaled five strikeouts.
ValleyCats starting pitcher Nick White’s night ended after the fourth. He finished striking out four and allowing five hits and four runs.
Jake Dexter came in as a relief for White pitching two full innings tallying one strikeout and allowing one hit -- a double by Nathans.
After a scoreless fifth and sixth inning, Nathans put out with a sacrifice fly to center field, sending Austin Dennis to even the score at five a piece at the end of the seventh.
Orsen Josephina was stellar for the Boulders. Pitching just over four innings, Josephina allowed no runs and just two hits while striking out six ValleyCats. Heading into the ninth, James Mulry took over on the mound for New York. Mulry struck out one batter and allowed no hits or runs.
Dennis led off for New York smashing a double to left field. Kirtley then placed a walk-off single which Dennis home, giving New York a 6-5 win and a 2-0 series lead against the ValleyCats. The final matchup of the series is set for Thursday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m.