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By John Furr, 06/27/19, 3:15PM EDT


Richie Shaffer hits a pair of homeruns in the Rockers win against Sugar Land

Sugar Land, TX – It was an afternoon filled with home runs for the Rockers as they defeat the Sugar Land Skeeters by a score of 9-1. Richie Shaffer led the way for the Rockers by hitting two homeruns on the day. The Rockers have won the first three games of the six-game series.


The Rockers got off to an early start when Richie Shaffer hit a three-run homerun in the first inning. Keeping the momentum going, High Point scored five runs in the third inning. Quincy Latimore and Viosergy Rosa both drove in a run of base hits. Following those singles, Kalian Sams launched a three-run homerun; his first homerun as a Rocker.


Continuing his fine day at the plate, Richer Shaffer hit his second homerun of the day in the fifth inning. His solo long ball marks his eleventh homer of the year; Shaffer leads the Rockers in homeruns.


Seven out of nine batterers in the Rockers lineup recorded at least one hit today. Quincy Latimore and Viosergy Rosa had one RBI, while Kalian Sams brought in 3 runs, and Richie Shaffer drove in a total of 4 runs on the day.


On the mound for the Rockers was Tyler Herron. Throwing six scoreless innings and striking out one Sugar Land batter, Herron earned his second win of the year.


The Rockers are back in action tomorrow in the series finale against the Blue Crabs. First pitch is scheduled for 2:05pm at Regency Furniture Stadium. The Skeeters scored their only run when they hit a solo homerun off of Alberto Baldonado.


The High Point Rockers move to 36-25. They are now one and a half games back of first place in the Liberty Division and could possibly get within one game if the Long Island Ducks were to lose tonight. Whichever team is in first place in either Division in the Atlantic League when All-Star break arrives on July 8th will clinch a playoff spot.


The Rockers are back in action tomorrow night at 8:05pm against the Sugar Land Skeeters at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas.