BY GEORGE J. DACRE
The Boulders have five more games to play this season finishing out their road games against the Worcester Tornadoes, with whom they split a twin bill this week. The Boulders won the first game 7-6 with Keith Brachold hitting two home runs and Landis Wilson and Phil Cuadrado each also hitting homers for the Rockand team.
Brachold, with 29 on the season, is just two home runs from tying Quebec’s Eddie Lantigua as the all-time single season Can Am record holder. Eric Federico in relief picked up the win. Worcester won the nightcap 1 to 0. Rockland played Worcester Tuesday and Wednesday and will be back at Provident Bank Ballpark in Pomona to close out the season Saturday, Sunday and Monday September 1, 2 and 3 with Fan Appreciation Weekend.
The Boulders announced the trade of right-handed pitcher Bobby Blevins to the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League. Blevins, who has been the ace of the Rockland team, is expected to get a spot in the starting rotation of the Ducks who have clinched a playoff berth in the Atlantic League, but have lost five of their last six games. Boulders manager Karry LaPoint said that Blevins has earned the opportunity to advance and Blevins said he would be open to all opportunities next season, unless signed by an affiliate, leaving the door open to a Boulder return.