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LATIMORE, SHAFFER POWER ROCKERS TO 6-3 VICTORY

By James Jackson, 05/10/19, 11:00PM EDT

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High Point takes 2-0 series lead

York, PA – The High Point Rockers picked up where they left off on Thursday night, having two home runs power them to a 6-3 victory on Friday night. Quincy Latimore and Richie Shaffer both picked up their second home runs of the series en route to a convincing win.

The York Revolution started things off right with two runs being scored in the first inning by James Skelton and Henry Castillo. Richie Shaffer and Quincy Latimore had their second straight game in which they recorded a home run for the Rockers. Latimore had a three-run home run, allowing Stephen Cardullo and Dante Bichette Jr. to give the Rockers a 4-2 lead.

Cardullo hit a line drive to right field, bringing in Giovanny Alfonzo for the run. Dante Bichette Jr. recorded a double on a line drive which saw Cardullo come in for the run. Isaias Tejeda tried to make things interesting for the Revolution, bringing a run which would bring the score to 6-3. The Rockers would hold on thanks to Trevor Frank, who recorded his fifth save of the season. Brian Clark would get his first win of the season while Troy Terzi was handed the loss.

The Rockers will be back in action tomorrow night at 6:30pm against the Revolution. Saturday’s game will mark the third game of a four game series on the road against the Revolution.

 

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