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ROCKERS FALL TO PATRIOTS 2-1 IN CLOSE GAME

By James Jackson, 04/30/19, 10:30PM EDT

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The Rockers lost a close game on Tuesday night to the Somerset Patriots

Bridgewater Township, NJ - The High Point Rockers entered TD Bank Ballpark on Tuesday night having won three of their first four games in franchise history. Unfortunately for the Rockers, they fell victim to an impressive performance on the mound by Patriots pitcher Logan Darnell. Not able to rally late, the Rockers lost a close contest 2-1.

The Rockers took the early lead after Tyler Ladendorf had an RBI groundout, allowing Brett Austin to bring the only run for the Rockers. Ramon Flores hit a sacrifice fly out to center field, bringing in Yovan Gonzalez to tie the game in the bottom of the sixth inning. Off a ground ball to center field by Mike Ohlman, Aflredo Rodriguez would bring in the winning run for the Patriots.

Joe Van Meter would be handed his first loss of the season. In the other dugout, Logan Darnell would be granted the win in his 2019 season debut.

The Rockers will host their Opening Day on May 2nd at 7pm at BB&T Point in High Point, NC against the Sugar Land Skeeters. Thursday’s home opener is the first game of seven game home stand.

 

About High Point Baseball, Inc

High Point Baseball aka the High Point Rockers will begin their inaugural season in the Atlantic League in 2019 with their home opener schedule for May 2, in a brand new approximately $36M downtown ballpark named BB&T Point.  Expected to enhance the rich baseball history in North Carolina, High Point Baseball is part of the fastest growing family sport in America. High Point Baseball is committed to providing superior customer service and quality, affordable family entertainment experiences for the Triad of North Carolina.  Look for exciting upcoming announcements, including the team mascot. In addition, season ticket deposits are currently being accepted, while corporate partnerships are currently being crafted.       

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

With eight teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 900 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 40 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history. For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com