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ROCKERS COMEBACK FALLS SHORT, LOOKING AHEAD TO HOME STAND

By James Jackson, 05/01/19, 10:00PM EDT

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The Rockers look ahead to seven game home stand

Bridgewater Township, NJ - Despite a valiant effort, the High Point Rockers couldn't complete the comeback against the Somerset Patriots. The Rockers rallied late but fell 7-6 on Wednesday night.

Former Patriot, Tyler Harron would make his Rockers debut against his old team. Harron would look to make a statement in his first game with the Rockers organization, however that wasn't the case.

Things didn't go the Rockers way in the early portion of the ball game, allowing seven runs in the first inning. Ramon Flores brought in the first of seven unanswered runs for the Patriots.

To the Rockers credit, things got better as the game progressed. Hector Gomez doubled on a fly ball to right field, allowing Giovanny Alfonzo to bring in the first run of the night for the Rockers. That run by Alfonzo gave the Rockers the momentum they needed  to attempt to mount the comeback.

As the top of the eighth inning began, the Rockers started to rally. Another line drive to center field by Hector Gomez, allowed two runs in for the Rockers. Down 7-3, Dante Bichette Jr. hit a double which allowed Hector Gomez to finally bring in his first run of the night. Shane Opitz and Dante Bichette Jr. would bring in the final two runs of the night for the Rockers, coming just shy of the comeback.

Liam O'Sullivan was handed his first win of the 2019 season while Tyler Harron was granted his first loss as a Rocker after pitching three innings and allowing seven runs.

The Rockers make their first trip home tomorrow, playing the Sugar Land Skeeters in what will be the first a seven game home stand.