High Point, NC – In their second game against the New Britain Bees, the High Point Rockers fell victim to a late sting which allowed two runs in the top of the ninth. The late rally by the Rockers wasn’t enough, dropping game two of the three game series by a score of 4-2.
The Rockers wasted no time trying to run away with the game, scoring two runs in the bottom of the second inning after Quincy Latimore hit a line drive to center field. Stephen Cardullo and Dante Bichette brought in the two runs for the Rockers, giving them a 2-0 lead early on.
With a two run lead in the top of the fifth, Alexi Amarista doubled on a fly ball to left field allowing Logan Moore to bring in the first run for the Bees. Amarista and Jason Rogers would bring in two more runs for the Bees in the top of the fifth inning, leaving the Rockers to play catch-up.
Despite a valiant effort, the Rockers fell victim to an error in the top of the ninth inning that would ultimately seal the win for the Bees. The winning pitcher was Rainy Lara while John Richy was handed his first loss as a High Point Rocker.
The Rockers return to BB&T Point tomorrow at 10:30am to take on the New Britain Bees for the final game of the three game series before an away stretch against the York Revolution and Somerset Patriots. To learn more about promotions and to become a part of this historic weekend, head over to HighPointRockers.com or call (336) 888-1000.
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