The have signed outfielder for the 2012 season.
The undrafted native of Boston, Mass. , has played four of his six minor league seasons in the Can-Am League, all with the Brockton Rox. Brachold, a Marist College graduate, enjoyed a career year in 2011 and was named to the Can-Am’s post-season All-Star team as well as being selected as Player-of-the-Week ending June 19.
He is expected to bring an infusion of offense into the Boulders’ lineup, as he finished fifth in the league in batting average with a .334 mark, third in homers with 18, and his 80 RBI led the league. His .570 slugging percentage was second overall and should be an exciting sight to the fans at Rockland’s home field of Provident Bank Park, where the short right field fence looms as an enticing target for the left-handed hitting slugger.
Playing with Brockton in 2011, he was an impressive 13-for-25 (.520 avg), with two homers, six RBI, and five runs scored in seven games on the Boulders’ turf. Included in those totals is a pair of season-high four-hit performances, on June 21 and Aug. 25.
This signing, coming on the heels of this week’s announcement that the team has reacquired the services of last season’s ace , should help further solidify the team’s roster entering the 2012 campaign. Players will report for training camp on May 5, and the Boulders begin the season on the road against the Quebec les Capitales on May 17, with their home opener slated for Tuesday, May 22, against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona.