High Point, NC – After ten innings of play with the series on the line, the High Point Rockers defeated the Long Island Ducks 3-2 on Father’s Day, tying the series. This series-ending win followed a 5-3 loss Friday evening, and a 3-2 loss and 8-0 shutout in yesterday's double-header.
The Ducks got an early lead after posting a run in the top of the first inning, but Hector Gomez answered with a one-run home run in the bottom of the second. In the top of the sixth inning, L.J. Mazzilli homered to bring the score to 2-1 in favor of the Ducks. The Rockers again answered with another one-run home run by Viosergy Rosa in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game. In the bottom of the tenth inning, Giovanny Alfonzo drove home Richie Shaffer with a walk-off RBI single to earn the 3-2 victory for the Rockers.
Seth Simmons started on the mound, allowing two runs on seven hits and striking out four over 6.2 innings. Chase Huchingson relieved Simmons in the seventh, and Brian Clark came in to replace Huchingson in the eighth, striking out one. Trevor Frank looked to record (recorded?) another save for the Rockers, allowing just one hit in the ninth inning.
The winning pitcher today was Trevor Frank (2-2), while Enrique Burgos (4-2) picked up the loss.
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