A great effort by Keith Brachold lifted the Rockland Boulders (44-50) to a 7-6 win in seven innings over the Worcester Tornadoes (27-67) on Monday at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitto.
Brachold hit two home runs for the Rockland Boulders. Brachold went 2-4 in the game with four RBIs and two runs scored. Brachold homered in the first and third innings.
The Worcester Tornadoes were ahead early but they ultimately surrendered the lead for good. The Worcester Tornadoes were ahead until the fifth inning, but the Rockland Boulders would not be denied the win, taking the lead back on a solo home run by Eric Federico.
The Rockland Boulders got their bats going early, scoring three runs in the first inning to pull ahead of the Worcester Tornadoes. A three-run home run by Brachold delivered the runs in the first. The Rockland Boulders had three hits in the inning.
The Worcester Tornadoes couldn't get anything going so long as Garrett Johnson was on the hill. The Worcester Tornadoes managed just one hit off of Johnson, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two during his two innings of work.
Federico got the win, running his season record to 1-0. He allowed three runs over four innings. He struck out none, walked one and surrendered four hits.
Michael Gedman ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He allowed seven runs in seven innings, walked none and struck out three.