Andy Hammond gave the Boulders five-plus solid innings in his start on Tuesday night in Ottawa. Photo Compliments of Drew Wohl/ New York Boulders
The New York Boulders are on a roll, as the team won their seventh straight victory, the most recent a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Titans on Tuesday at Ottawa Stadium.
Helping to lead the way for New York was Ray Hernandez, who lined a two-run, two-out single in the top of the ninth inning.
It was a back-and-forth game between the two teams, as they had seen a 1-1 tie going into the ninth inning. David Vinsky helped the Boulders offense going, by lacing a double to start the frame. Gabriel Garcia was intentionally walked to have the runners on second and third for New York.
The Boulders continued to apply the pressure on Ottawa when Tucker Nathans got himself walked intentionally to load the bases. That set the stage for Hernandez, who singled in two runs, making the score 3-1.
Ottawa would not go down without a fight though, as Kai Moody hit a single prior to a Rodrigo Orozco double. Malik Williams drove in a run on a bounce out play that cut the Boulders lead to 3-2.
That was when a call to the bullpen was made, and A.J. Wright came in to save the day for the Boulders, as the relief pitcher was able to get a pop out to preserve the lead.
Earning the win on the mound as a reliever for New York was Dan Wirchansky, who went the final three innings, only allowing one run on four hits, while walking one and striking out four. Wirchansky now has a 4-3 record on the year.
Boulders starter Andy Hammond did not get a decision even though he had lasted until the sixth inning. Hammond allowed one run on three hits, walking two and striking out one. Tyler Jandron, meanwhile, also had a solid showing for Ottawa as he was able to go 6 ⅓ innings. Jandron was ale to match Hammond zero for zero, while being charged with one run on four hits, while walking one and striking out eight.
The New York Boulders and Ottawa play the second of a three-game series on Wednesday, August 10. First pitch between the two teams is set for 6:30 p.m.
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