Rockland 3, New Jersey 1 (Game 1 – 7 Innings)  – Box Score  

A pair of first inning home runs and a good outing by starter Garrett Johnson leads Rockland to a 3-1 win over New Jersey in game one of a doubleheader.

After Boulders SS JC Rodriguez was retired to lead-off the bottom of the first, RF Conor Bierfeldt came to plate and drew a walk. The next batter, 3B Cody Regis, took the very first pitch he saw from Jackals starter Yasmani Hernandez and launched a two-run home run to give Rockland a 2-0 lead. Boulders DH Marcus Nidiffer came up next and followed the Regis blast with one of his own to increase the advantage to 3-0.

That is all Rockland would need as Johnson held the Jackals at bay with a solid six inning performance. The southpaw gave up one earned run on five hits and struck out four batters. The win by Johnson improved his mark to 3-1 on the year.

For New Jersey, C Andy Mocahbee hit a third inning solo home run.


New Jersey 7, Rockland 1 (Game 2 – 7 Innings) – Box Score

In game two, New Jersey scored six runs over the final two innings of the contest to break a 1-1 tie and beat Rockland 7-1 to gain a split in the twinbill.

The Jackals had 12 hits in the contest with eight of the nine batters in the lineup collecting at least one. New Jersey 2B Rony Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs while 3B Seth Spivey added a blast of his own along with two runs scored and two RBIs. Designated hitter Nolan Meadows also chipped in three hits in four at-bats for the Jackals.

New Jersey starting pitcher Vic Black allowed one earned run over five innings pitched to pick-up his second win of the season. Black gave up four hits and four walks while striking out three in the 81-pitch outing.

For Rockland in the losing effort, RF Conor Bierfeldt went 2-for-3 with a solo home run.


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