Adam Frost and Willie Cabrera contributed three hits each to lead the St. Paul Saints over the , 9-1, Tuesday at Midway Outdoor Stadium in St. Paul, MN.
The Boulders have now dropped the first nine games of their 10-game road trip. Keith Brachold went 1-for-4 with a single and remained at 27 homers, four behind the Can-Am League’s single-season record.
St. Paul wasted no time in jumping on Rockland starter Gustavo Chacin, as their first five batters of the game reached base – four on hits and another via a walk, to stake the hosts to an early 3-0 lead. Willie Cabrera, who drove in two of his five RBI with a single in the first, added another pair of in the third with a two run homer to put the Saints up by five.
Chacin was chased without retiring a batter in the fourth, as four straight hits accounted for three runs and brought his evening to an early close with an 8-0 deficit. Dan Jurik came on in relief and worked 2.2 hitless innings before Eric Federico closed out the sixth, working out of a bases-loaded jam. Rockland got on the board in the fifth when St. Paul’s Luke Anderson uncorked a wild pitch with the bases loaded, but the Boulders were unable to convert to further narrow the gap. Anderson worked six innings, allowing the one run on just three hits.
The road trip concludes against St. Paul on Wednesday and after a day off Thursday, the Boulders will return to Provident Bank Park to take on the New Jersey Jackals, running Friday, Aug. 24 through Sunday, Aug. 26.