Brach Attack: Boulders Slugger Closing in on Home Run RecordAugust 20, 2012 - Canadian American League (Can-Am) Rockland Boulders
When the Boulders acquired the lefty-hitting slugger prior to the season, Rockland manager and former World Series champ Dave LaPoint believed that he may well have secured the best player in the Can-Am League and Brachold's play has done nothing to dispel that thought.
For a team that has already eclipsed its inaugural season totals in wins and total attendance, as well as most statistical categories, Keith's impact has gone far beyond the long-ball. Along with Ryan Scoma, he is one of just two players to appear in every Boulders game this season and he has been a fixture in left field, where he has been charged with just two errors in 174 chances. Brachold is in the driver's seat for league leaders in home runs (six ahead of New Jersey's Nick Giarraputo) as well as retaining his RBI crown of a year ago as his 76 leads Quebec's Sebastian Boucher and Josue Peley by seven. He is also leading the league in runs scored with 76, seven ahead of Quebec's Jonathan Malo.
Other Boulders shooting for stat leadership include Ryan Scoma, who is fifth in batting average at .323; Ryan Mollica, at second in the league in doubles with 24; Qualon Millender, tied for the lead in triples with four; Bobby Blevins, sixth in ERA at 3.81; Pat Moran, fourth in the circuit with 98 strikeouts; and Adrian Martin, tied for second with 15 saves.
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Canadian American League Stories from August 20, 2012
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