05/28/2012 3:34 PM - (Ramapo, NY) – The Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball (Can-Am League) announced today that Rockland Boulders’ third baseman Ryan Mollica has been named the league’s Hitter-of-the-Week for the week ending May 27. Mollica hit safely in all six of Rockland’s contests for the week, batting .429 (9-for-21), with three doubles, two homers and eight runs batted in.
The resident of Suffern, NY, recorded an .857 slugging percentage and was walked three times as the Boulders went 3-3 in their six-game homestand. His highlight came in the team’s Home Opening 8-4 victory over the Newark Bears on May 22, when the left-handed hitter went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI.
Mollica was the Boulders’ pacesetter in most offensive categories in the team’s inaugural 2011 season, leading the squad in average (.301), homers (10), doubles (19) and RBI (52). It is the first time he has received weekly recognition from the Can-Am League, and he is the first Boulder to do so this season. He becomes the fourth Rockland player to earn league honors in the team’s brief history, joining Sean Smith and Ryde Rodriguez in the hitting category and Roger Lincoln, who won pitcher honors last season.