Waldorf, MD - Despite a valiant effort to make a comeback, the High Point Rockers dropped a close one to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Hector Gomez’ home run in the eighth inning brought the Rockers within one run but the Rockers couldn’t capitalize.
The Rockers found themselves down early as Frank Martinez was out of a sacrifice fly, bringing in Rubi Silvia for a run. In the second inning, Richie Shaffer would hit his fifth home run of the season to give the a 2-0 lead. After Hector Gomez was hit by a pitch, Myles Schroder would be brought in for the third run of the night for the Rockers. After Charlie Valerio was out on a sacrifice fly, allowing Martinez to score for the Blue Crabs.
Kent Blackstone would hit a home run in the bottom of the fifth inning, giving the Blue Crabs a 4-3 lead. Blackstone would later hit a double, bringing in Tony Thomas for a run. Blackstone would eventually score on a line drive to center field by Rubi Silvia. Down 6-3 in the top of the eighth, Hector Gomez would record his second home run of the season to bring the Rockers within one run.
Craig Stem would earn his second win of the season while Matt Sergey would be handed his first loss. Matt Latos earned his third save of the season.
The Rockers will continue their road trip on Thursday against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs at 6:35PM. To get your tickets to the next Rockers game on May 31st, go to www.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