Rockland County, NY (September 13, 2021) – Ray Hernandez finished atop the Frontier League in home runs as regular season play concluded on Sunday, Sept. 12, edging the Tri-City Valley Cats’ Denis Phipps by two.
Hernandez completed the year with 23 home runs, while Phipps finished with 21.
The Boulders’ first baseman survived a late season rush by Phipps, who closed to within one (20-19) of Hernandez on Sept. 7. However, Hernandez closed out the year by connecting for three home runs in the final five games of the schedule to seal the crown.
Hernandez, a 25-year-old first baseman from Orlando, FL, who stands at 6’3” and weighs in at 220, is the fourth Boulder to lead the league in home runs – and the first to pace the Frontier League.
The first three led the Can-Am League – Keith Brachold back in 2012 with 29, Marcus Nidifer’s 22 pacing the league in 2015, and Joe Maloney finishing atop the league in 2017 with a Boulders’ single-season record 35.
Information New York Boulders’ 2022 season tickets and packages are available by calling 845-364-0009 or sliding to www.NYBoulders.com. Individual game tickets are on sale now.
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.