Rockland County, NY (June 19, 2022) – The New York Boulders batted around in three innings and took advantage of 10 walks issued by Tri-City pitchers to come away with a 15-12 win over the ValleyCats on Sunday afternoon at Clover Stadium in Pomona.
The victory was New York's fifth in row, completing a sweep of the three-game series with Tri-City and gave the Boulders five wins in six games on the homestand, which concluded with the Father's Day matinee.
New York sent nine batters to the plate in the second inning, 10 to the dish in the fourth and 11 to hit in the seventh,
David Vinsky had four RBI, while Jake MacKenzie and Austin Dennis knocked in three runs apiece for the Boulders.
The Boulders used a pair of big innings to grab an 8-5 lead, then put the game out of reach with a six-run seventh inning that was highlighted by a grand slam home run by Vinsky, his seventh long ball of the year.
The seventh inning opened with a walk to Francisco Del Valle, a double by Dennis and a walk to Max Smth to load the bases. Steven Figueroa then lined a single to center that scored two runs.
Tri-City reliever Eric Ezersky, the fourth ValleyCats' pitcher of the game, then walked Alphonso Reda to load the bases for Vinsky, who blasted his home run into the short porch in right field to give the Boulders a 14-7 lead.
New York added an RBI single by Del Valle to increase their advantage to 15-7.
In the second inning, trailing 2-0, Dennis' two-run home run, his first of the season, tied the game. Later in the frame, Tri-City starter Aneudy Acosta walked Jake MacKenzie with the bases loaded to force in a run that gave New York a 3-2 lead.
Two innings later, in the fourth, the Boulders trailed 5-3 when their offense pushed across five runs to grab an 8-5 advantage. A MacKenzie double drove in two, while Giovanni Garbella and Dennis added RBI singles. Chris Kwitzer also knocked in one run with a groundout.
The ValleyCats had jumped out in front with two first inning runs - one on an error and the second via a Jesus Santana double.
Tri-City scored twice to go ahead 4-3 in the third, getting another RBI double from Santana, as well as a run-scoring single by Carson McCusker.
The 'Cats added a single run in the fifth on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Pavin Parks that gave the visitors a 5-3 advantage.
The 'Cats made things interesting with a five-run eighth that included a Brantley Bell sacrifice fly and RBI singles by Santana, his third RBI of the afternoon, and Denis Phipps and McCusker.
Andy Hammond, the second of four New York pitchers used in the game, picked up the win to improve to 2-0 on the season.
Acosta was tagged with the loss in his first decision of the year.
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