Boulders re-sign manager for title defense
(POMONA, NY) – The Rockland Boulders have re-signed manager Jamie Keefe to a one-year contract with an option for a second year the team announced on Friday. Keefe will enter his third year as the Boulders manager after leading the team to its first ever Can-Am League championship in 2014.
“The 2014 season was everything you could want and more as a Boulder,” said Keefe, who will be in his 13th year as a professional manager. “I am very excited to be leading this club again in 2015 as we begin our quest of back-to-back Can-Am League Championships.
Keefe not only led Rockland to the Can-Am League title, becoming the first team to win the championship series after trailing 2-0, but put together a squad that won a franchise record 56 games and captured the league’s pennant on the final day of the regular season.
The 2014 Can Am League Manager of the Year, Keefe has won more than 500 games in his managerial career, including more than 100 in a Boulders uniform. In 2014, Rockland’s skipper also led the team that set franchise records in games above .500 (15) and consecutive wins (7) en route to their first ever postseason berth.
Keefe’s roster also featured three 2014 Can Am League All-Stars in first baseman Jerod Edmondson and outfielders Ryan Stovall and Antone DeJesus. DeJesus was also named the 2014 Can-Am League Defensive Player of the Year.