High Point, NC - The High Point Rockers sweep the series against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs on Sunday, with a walk-off home run by second baseman Tyler Ladendorf in the bottom of the 9th inning. The 4-3 win grants High Point their 6th straight win and the largest current streak in the Atlantic League.
The Rockers had a strong start in the first three innings of the game. Third baseman Hector Gomez hit a sacrifice-fly in the first inning bringing in Ladendorf for the run. Designated hitter Brett Austin, hit a single into center field to score Breland Almadova in the second inning, while Gomez comes back to hit a line-drive to center field, scoring Almadova in the third inning.
The Blue Crabs fought back in the 6th inning. Southern Maryland’s left fielder, Tony Thomas, hit a two-run home-run off of High Point’s Sam Runion. The Blue Crab’s designated hitter Craig Maddox, hit a single into left field, scoring center fielder Cory Vaughn.
In the bottom of the 9th inning tied 3-3, Ladendorf hit a walk-off solo home-run into left field to win it for the Rockers. Right-hander, Trevor Frank earns the win, while Southern Maryland’s Mat Latos receives his 3rd loss of the season.
After a day off on Monday, the Rockers return home against the Long Island Ducks starting Tuesday night at 6:30pm at BB&T Point Stadium. To get tickets, visit www.highpointrockers.com or call (336) 888-1000.
Photo: Erick Messer
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