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BOULDERS ACQUIRE MILLS IN SWAP OF LEFTHANDERS

By New York Boulders Baseball 11/08/2021, 11:00am EST

In an exchange of lefthanded pitchers, the New York Boulders acquired starter McKenzie Mills from the Washington Wild Things.

Heading to Washington is reliever James Mulry.

The deal was finalized early on November 6.

Mills will give the Boulders a solid lefthanded starter after pitching to a 3.81 ERA for the Frontier League runner-up Wild Things. Mills made 16 starts this past season and allowed only 84 hits over 92 innings while walking 35 and striking out 67.

Mills, 25, was an 18th round choice in the 2014 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals out of Sprayberry High School in his hometown of Marietta, GA. He spent the next three-plus years in the Nationals’ organization before seeing time with minor league affiliates of the Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins through the 2019 season. The southpaw signed on with the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the American Association where he spent the 2020 campaign.

Mulry, 27, was originally signed by the Ottawa Champions of the Can-Am League after graduating from Northeastern University in the summer of 2017. The next season saw the lefty toil for the Schaumberg Boomers of the Frontier League. In 2019, Mulry signed with the Boulders. During the summer of 2020, Mulry pitched for the Rockland Boulders in the All-American Baseball Challenge.

This past season, Mulry made 37 appearances, including one start, and posted a 3.83 ERA. Over 56 1/3 innings of work, he surrendered 51 hits, walked 17 and struck out 57.

When asked about his time in New York, Mulry said: 

"I want to send a huge thank you to everyone in the Boulders community. The friendships and memories I've made as a member of this team are ones that will last a lifetime. I can't thank my teammates, coaches, trainers, clubhouse managers, photographers, bat boys and girls, the fans, season ticket holders, front office, and everyone involved in the organization enough for the support you have given me over the last three seasons. There are so many people I am truly thankful for, and so many things that I have in my life now because I was here. As I reflect on my time here, I think about all the teams I played for before, and how Rockland County was the first place that felt like home to me. I came here in a trade and it just so happens that I am leaving in a trade. I hope no one is a stranger whenever I return to PCU Park, even if it is in another uniform."

Information regarding season tickets and packages for the Boulders’ 2022 season are available by calling 845-364-0009 or sliding to www.NYBoulders.com. 

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.

HERNANDEZ FOURTH BOULDER TO WIN LEAGUE HR CROWN

By New York Boulders Baseball 09/13/2021, 10:30am EDT

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.

HERNANDEZ HITS 23rd HOMER OF SEASON IN BOULDERS ROUT OF JACKALS

By New York Boulders Baseball 09/13/2021, 10:15am EDT

Ray Hernandez hit his league-leading 23rd home run and knocked in three runs and New York starter Robby Rowland went six strong innings to lead the Boulders to a 11-3 win over the New Jersey Jackals on Saturday at Yogi Berra Stadium in Little Falls, NJ. 

 

Marcus Mastrobuoni also drove in three runs for New York in the victory. 

 

Hernandez smacked a solo home run off Jackals’ starter Angelo Baez in the fourth inning for the game’s first run. In the sixth inning, Hernandez drove in a pair of runs with a bases loaded single that increased the Boulders’ lead to 7-1. 

 

Meanwhile, Rowland limited the Jackals to just one run over his six innings of work – that coming on Stanley Espinal’s solo home run in the fifth frame. Rowland surrendered six hits, walked two and struck out six before giving way to Nathan Alexander to start the seventh. 

 

The win improved Rowland to 2-3 on the season. 

 

New York added another run in the fourth inning on an RBI double by Gian Martellini; then made it 3-0 in the fifth inning on a bases loaded two-out single by Tucker Nathans. 

 

New Jersey got one back in the home half of the fifth on Espinal’s homer, his fourth of the season. 

 

The Boulders knocked Baez out of the game. After loading the bases, Baez walked Kevonte Mitchell to force in a run and make it a 4-1 game. Jake Mulholland relieved Baez and walked Marcus Mastrobuoni to force in another run to increase the New York lead to 5-1 and set the stage for Hernandez’ two-run single. 

 

New York, after being held scoreless for 2 2/3 innings by Mulholland and Yeison Medina, reached Alex Watkins for four unearned runs in the ninth inning – one on an error by Jackals’ shortstop Santiago Chirino, another on an RBI single by Mitchell, his second RBI of the evening, and two more on a single by Mastrobuoni. 

 

The Jackals touched up Alexander for a run in the seventh on a Demetrius Moorer two-out run-scoring single and one more in the ninth on a Riley Mihalik double. 

 

Alexander closed out the victory for New York with three innings of relief. He allowed two runs on three hits while walking two and striking out one. 

 

Baez was tagged with the loss after surrendering seven runs on eight hits, walking five and striking out three as he fell to 2-2 on the year. 

 

Information regarding New York Boulders’ 2022 season tickets and packages are available by calling 845-364-0009 or sliding to www.NYBoulders.com. 

 

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