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Players watch the festivities before the game as (Credit: John Meore)

Players watch the festivities before the game as the Rockland Boulders play their home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Boulders play ball

The Rockland Boulders made their 2012 home debut against the Newark Bears to open a six-game home stand Tuesday night. (May 22, 2012)

Rockland Boulders hitter Keith Brachold, 9, takes a
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Rockland Boulders hitter Keith Brachold, 9, takes a swing as the Boulders play their home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Rockland Boulders hitter Keith Brachold is up there
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Rockland Boulders hitter Keith Brachold is up there swinging during his team's home opener Tuesday against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park. (May 22, 2012)

Boulders hitter Matt Nandin stares one down during
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Boulders hitter Matt Nandin stares one down during his team's home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

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Former Marine Corp. Meahan Leavey is given a
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Former Marine Corp. Meahan Leavey is given a ball after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Rockland Boulders' home opener vs. Newark Bears on Tuesday. (May 22, 2012)

Wounded Marine Eddie Ryan, with his father, Chris,
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Wounded Marine Eddie Ryan, with his father, Chris, and mother, Angela, raises his hand to acknowledge the crowd after throwing out a ceremonial first pitch Tuesday at the Rockland Boulders' home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Rockland Boulders hitter Ryan Mollica connects for his
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Rockland Boulders hitter Ryan Mollica connects for his second home run of the game to lead the Rockland Boulders to victory in their home opener Tuesday. (May 22, 2012)

Rockland Boulders manager Dave LaPoint watches from the
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Rockland Boulders manager Dave LaPoint watches from the dugout as the Rockland Boulders play their home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Rockland Boulders hitter Keith Brachold connects during the
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Rockland Boulders hitter Keith Brachold connects during the Rockland Boulders' home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park. (May 22, 2012)

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Rockland Boulders hitter Matt Nandin connects on a
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Rockland Boulders hitter Matt Nandin connects on a pitch as the Rockland Boulders play their home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Rockland Boulders baserunner Glen Johnson slides back to
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Rockland Boulders baserunner Glen Johnson slides back to first as Newark Bears first baseman Daryle Ward takes the throw during action Tuesday at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Rockland Boulders players, from left, Landis Wilson, Nicolas
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Rockland Boulders players, from left, Landis Wilson, Nicolas Blanco and Todd Gossage watch the game from the dugout as the Rockland Boulders play their home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Action during Tuesday night's home opener for the
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Action during Tuesday night's home opener for the Rockland Boulders at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Jessica, 12, and Morgan Strobel, 10, of New
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Jessica, 12, and Morgan Strobel, 10, of New Windsor, get baseballs signed by the Rockland Boulders mascot Boulder Bird during the Boulders home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

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Rockland Boulders hitter Matt Nandin, 4, breaks his
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Rockland Boulders hitter Matt Nandin, 4, breaks his bat as the Rockland Boulders play their home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Rockland Boulders catcher Scott Clement makes a play
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Rockland Boulders catcher Scott Clement makes a play at the plate as Alex Bardeguez, 21, is tagged out Tuesday. (May 22, 2012)

Rockland Boulders catcher Scott Clement tags out Newark
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Rockland Boulders catcher Scott Clement tags out Newark Bears baserunner Alex Bardeguez at the plate during action Tuesday at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Rockland Boulders shortstop Matt Nandinas throws to first
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Rockland Boulders shortstop Matt Nandinas throws to first to complete a play Tuesday at Provident Bank Park. (May 22, 2012)

Rockland Boulders hitter Glen Johnson, 23, is at
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Rockland Boulders hitter Glen Johnson, 23, is at the plate in Tuesday's home opener. (May 22, 2012)

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Rockland Boulders' Scott Clement connects on a pitch
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Rockland Boulders' Scott Clement connects on a pitch as the Rockland Boulders play their home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Rockland Boulders second baseman Cole Kraft turns a
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Rockland Boulders second baseman Cole Kraft turns a double play as Newark Bears' Norberto Susini is forced out at second during the Boulders' home opener. (May 22, 2012)

Rockland Boulders second baseman Cole Kraft completes a
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Rockland Boulders second baseman Cole Kraft completes a double play as he prepares to throw to first during Tuesday's home opener at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Rockland Boulders second baseman Cole Kraft attempts to
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Rockland Boulders second baseman Cole Kraft attempts to tag out Newark Bears baserunner Burt Reynolds at Provident Bank Park. (May 22, 2012)

Rockland Boulders' Keith Brachold rounds second as the
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Rockland Boulders' Keith Brachold rounds second as the Rockland Boulders play their home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

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Rockland Boulders mascot the Boulder Bird dances for
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Rockland Boulders mascot the Boulder Bird dances for the fans as the Rockland Boulders play their home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

More antics from Rockland Boulders mascot Boulder Bird
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More antics from Rockland Boulders mascot Boulder Bird on Tuesday at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Army Master Sgt. MaryKay Messenger of the USMA
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Army Master Sgt. MaryKay Messenger of the USMA at West Point Band sings the national anthem before the Rockland Boulders' home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Team mascot Boulder Bird performs with the Boulder
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Team mascot Boulder Bird performs with the Boulder Dancers between innings as the Rockland Boulders play their home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Team mascot Boulder Bird perform with the Boulder
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Team mascot Boulder Bird perform with the Boulder Dancers as the Rockland Boulders play their home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park. (May 22, 2012)

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Players watch the festivities before the game as
(Credit: John Meore)

Players watch the festivities before the game as the Rockland Boulders play their home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Wounded Marine Eddie Ryan raises his hand to
(Credit: John Meore)

Wounded Marine Eddie Ryan raises his hand to the crowd after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch as the Rockland Boulders play their home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Wounded Marine Eddie Ryan, in wheelchair, with mother
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Wounded Marine Eddie Ryan, in wheelchair, with mother Angela and father Chris, wait to throw out the first pitch as the Rockland Boulders play their home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Ryan Beyers, 14, of Washingtonville enjoys the festivities
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Ryan Beyers, 14, of Washingtonville enjoys the festivities before the Rockland Boulders play their home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Matt Oakley, left, and Tim Herasimtschuk, right, of
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Matt Oakley, left, and Tim Herasimtschuk, right, of Garnerville check out their seats on a smart phone as the Rockland Boulders play their home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

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Aaron, 10, Brenda, 12, and Cindy , 6,
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Aaron, 10, Brenda, 12, and Cindy , 6, Echavarria and their mother Ingrid Pena of Spring Valley wait for the gaits to open as the Rockland Boulders play their home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Shawna Granada, center, sons Licas, 9 left, and
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Shawna Granada, center, sons Licas, 9 left, and Jack 3, enter the ballpark as the Rockland Boulders play home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Joshua Steinhardt, 9, and his mother Andrea of
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Joshua Steinhardt, 9, and his mother Andrea of Suffern enter the stadium for the Rockland Boulders home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Fans arrive for the Rockland Boulders home opener
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Fans arrive for the Rockland Boulders home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Fans arrive for the Rockland Boulders home opener
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Fans arrive for the Rockland Boulders home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

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Fans arrive for the Rockland Boulders' home opener
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Fans arrive for the Rockland Boulders' home opener against the Newark Bears Tuesday evening at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Stilt-walker Stanley Feld entertains the fans before the
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Stilt-walker Stanley Feld entertains the fans before the Rockland Boulders home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Batboy Meir Spaeth, 14, of Pomona, gets ready
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Batboy Meir Spaeth, 14, of Pomona, gets ready for the Rockland Boulders' home opener Tuesday against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Assistant Grounds Keeper Rich Ceska waters down the
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Assistant Grounds Keeper Rich Ceska waters down the infield the Rockland Boulders play their home opener against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 22, 2012)

Ramapo Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence talks to
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Ramapo Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence talks to assistant groundskeeper Mike Lomelino of Suffern at Provident Bank Park, home of the Rockland Boulders, in Pomona. (May 15, 2012)

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Senior groundskeeper Peter Lawless of New City repairs
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Senior groundskeeper Peter Lawless of New City repairs the batting cages in preparation for opening day at Provident Bank Park, home of the Rockland Boulders, in Pomona. (May 15, 2012)

From left, senior groundskeeper Peter Lawless of New
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From left, senior groundskeeper Peter Lawless of New City and assistant groundskeeper Mike Lomelino of Suffern restring the batting cages in preparation for opening day at Provident Bank Park, home of the Rockland Boulders, in Pomona. (May 15, 2012)

From left, senior groundskeeper Peter Lawless of New
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From left, senior groundskeeper Peter Lawless of New City and assistant groundskeeper Mike Lomelino of Suffern prepare for opening day at Provident Bank Park, home of the Rockland Boulders, in Pomona. (May 15, 2012)

Senior groundskeeper Peter Lawless of New City does
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Senior groundskeeper Peter Lawless of New City does a ground soil test in preparation for opening day at Provident Bank Park, home of the Rockland Boulders, in Pomona. (May 15, 2012)

Rockland Boulders manager Dave LaPoint, in the locker
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Rockland Boulders manager Dave LaPoint, in the locker room at Provident Bank Park in Pomona, expresses optimism about the team's prospects for their upcoming home opener. (May 15, 2012)

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The upper deck at Provident Bank Park, home
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The upper deck at Provident Bank Park, home of the Rockland Boulders, features luxury suites with outdoor seating in Pomona. (May 15, 2012)

Ramapo Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence with manager
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Ramapo Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence with manager Dave LaPoint at Provident Bank Park, home of the Rockland Boulders, in Pomona. (May 15, 2012)

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