Rollin’ with the Boulders

BY GEORGE J. DACRE

With about 19 games to play in their second season, the Rockland County Boulders of the Canadien-American League have a shot of getting into the leagues championships between the top two teams.

The Boulders, managed by former New York Yankee pitcher Dave LaPoint who was recently honored along with the rest of of the 1982 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, report 137,6662 attendance for their home games

The Boulders are four and on half games behind the New Jersey Jackals and nine games behind the league leading Capitales. Quebec has won 52 games and lost 29. The Jackals have won 48 games and lost 34 and the Rockland Boulders have won 43 and lost 38 to hold third place in the standings. The Newark Bears with 27 wins and 55 losses are in fourth place and the Worcester Tornadoes in fifth with 24 wins and 57 defeats. However the Boulders have three games to play with the Jackals and New Jersey has 10 games remaining with first place Quebec, six of them in Canada. A combination of Boulder wins and Jackals losses could vault the Rockland team into second place and the playoffs.

Can-Am clubs play teams outside their league, in addition to intraleague game. For the rest of the 2012 schedule the Boulders face Sioux City, Iowa August 14 to 16; the Fargo- Morehead, North Dakota Redhawks August 19 to 19 and the St. Paul, Minnesota Saints August 22 to 24. Then it is back to Provident Ballpark August 24, 25 and 26 against the New Jersey Jackals, August 27, 28, 29 and 30 at the Worcester Tornadoes and winding up the season at home September 1 ,2 and 3 against the Lincoln Nebraska Saltdogs.

Getting back to the attendance figures, the Boulders are leading the league, topping the Quebec Capitales, who are at 114,000. The Boulders have also surpassed last season’s total of 127,704. Over two years the Boulders have topped the 250,000 mark in total attendance, ownership reports.