High Point, NC - Monday’s game against the New Britain Bees saw the High Point Rockers play in extra-innings for the first time. Despite a valiant effort, the Rockers couldn’t rally and fell 8-7.
The Rockers started Wednesday’s game with a full head of steam, knocking one out of the park on the first at bat. With Tyler Ladendorf’s home run, it gave the Rockers a ton of momentum early in the game. Stephen Cardullo hit a ground-rule double, bringing in Hector Gomez for the second run of the game.
Ozzie Martinez would bring in a run for the Bees on a ground ball single by Jason Rogers. Stephen Cardullo would help bring in another run for the Rockers after singling on a line drive, allowing Tyler Ladendorf to bring in his second run on the game.
With the Rockers leading 3-1, the New Britain Bees needed to find a way to mount a comeback. Jared James hit a three-run home run for the Bees, giving them a 4-3 lead. Jonathan Galves followed in the footsteps of his teammate and hit another three-run homer to give the Bees a 7-3 lead. Tyler Ladendorf was able to bring in another run for the Rockers, putting them back in the game. Dante Bichette Jr. did what he does best, and hit a two-run home run putting the Rockers within one run. In the bottom of the ninth with the Rockers down by one, Myles Schroder brought in the game tying run for the Rockers on a sacrifice fly from Richie Shaffer. With the game in extra-innings, Diebinson Romero brought in the game winning run for the Bees.
Giovanni Soto was given his first win of the season while Sam Runion was handed the loss.
The Rockers will be back in action Thursday May 9th at 6:30pm, traveling to take on the York Revolution in their first meeting of the 2019 season.
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