The New York Boulders used a six-run, sixth inning to grab a lead they would not relinquish as they completed a three-game sweep of the host New Jersey Jackals with an 11-7 win on Thursday at Yogi Berra Stadium on the campus of Montclair State University in Little Falls, NJ.
The loss brought down the curtain on the Jackals calling Yogi Berra Stadium their home. Earlier this month they announced that they would be moving to another location in New Jersey for the 2023 Frontier League season.
The Boulders entered the sixth inning trailing 7-4 but capitalized on three Jackals’ errors to score six times on three hits. The big hits in the frame were an RBI single by Chris Kwitzer and a two-run double from Gabriel Garcia that gave New York a 10-7 lead.
The Jackals committed five errors in the game.
It became 11-7 in the seventh when Garcia knocked in his third run of the evening, this one on a single.
The Boulders went ahead 1-0 in the first inning, the run scoring on a double play grounder by Kwitzer. However, the Jackals answered in their half of the first with a two-run double by Alfredo Marte and a run-scoring single from Josh Rehwaldt that gave the home team a 3-1 advantage.
New York tied it with two runs on the second on RBI singles from Francisco Del Valle and Tucker Nathans; but New Jersey responded with an RBI single from Santiago Chirino in the bottom of the second to grab a 4-3 lead.
A Nathans RBI double would knot the game at 4-4 in the fourth.
The Jackals, though, would go ahead 7-4 on a three-run, fifth inning home run by Jason Agresti, his eighth of the season.
Robby Rowland started and grabbed the win for the Boulders despite allowing seven runs on 10 hits over five innings of work. He walked two and struck out five as he improved to 6-5 on the season.
Dylan Smith followed Rowland to the mound and tossed 3 1/3 hitless innings for the Boulders before issuing a pair of one-out walks in the ninth inning and yielding to Matt Leon, who retired Marte and Justin Wylie to end the contest.
Jefry Valdez, the third of five Jackals’ pitchers on the night, was tagged with the loss after surrendering four runs (two earned) on three hits over only 1/3 of an innings. He walked one and did not strike out a batter as he fell to 1-2 on the year.
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