Bridgewater Township, NJ – Tuesday’s game against the Somerset Patriots was an emotional rollercoaster for the High Point Rockers. Entering the bottom of the ninth inning with a 4-0 lead, Edwin Espinal hit a walk-off grand slam to give the Patriots a 5-4 victory.
Things were looking really good for the Rockers early on, as Hector Gomez hit a home run in the top of the first inning. The game remained a 1-0 score until the top of the fifth inning when Breland Almadova hit a double on a line drive to left field, bringing in Michael Baca for the run. In the top of the seventh, Tyler Ladendorf would hit a double on a line drive to left field, allowing Myles Schroder to score. Almadova would hit a triple, bringing in Ladendorf to give the Rockers a 4-0 lead.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, it was do or die time for the Patriots. With bases loaded, Edwin Espinal would take his place at home plate. Espinal hit a walk-off grand slam off a pitch from Trevor Frank, to seal the win 5-4 for the Patriots.
Jake Joyce would be given the win for the Patriots while Trevor Frank was handed the loss. Tyler Herron put on a clinic Tuesday night for the Rockers, pitching seven innings and striking out seven batters, only allowing three hits.
The Rockers will be back in action May 15th at 6:35PM at TD Bank Ballpark. The Rockers return home May 17th against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. To get your tickets, click here 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