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TimesLedger Athlete of the Week: Robert Boland

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School: Christ the King

Sport: Baseball

Position: Pitcher

Year: Senior

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 175 pounds

In his first game back from a hyperextended right ankle that kept him sidelined for two weeks, Boland was masterful in a 7-1 win over John Adams in the second round of the Monroe tournament Monday at Taft High School in the Bronx.

Boland got in front of almost every Spartan batter with a lively fastball that painted the outside corner. The 6-foot-2 senior righty carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning and allowed just one unearned run on two hits. Boland struck out 10 and walked just two.

“I knew they were a good hitting team, and I knew I couldn’t fall behind,” Boland said. “If I made a mistake, they’d take me deep. I knew I had to stay on top of things.”

Honor Roll

Marcos Vasquez went 3-for-4 with an RBI, and Elvin Millan went 1-for-2 with two walks and belted a leadoff homerun in the seventh inning for the Christ the King baseball team in the victory over John Adams ... Pete Stein went 6-for-7 with four runs scored in a doubleheader sweep for the Francis Lewis baseball team over Van Buren. Mike Guarnieri was 3-for-4 and pitched a two-hitter with nine strikeouts in the opener ... Luis Tavares pitched a complete-game five-hitter with 12 strikeouts for Long Island City to earn a doubleheader split with Grover Cleveland ... Vinny Johnson was 3-for-4 with three RBIs to lead McClancy over Holy Cross ...Toniann Campuzano batted .538 for the Mary Louis Hilltoppers at the Bash on the Beach tournament in Virginia.

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