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JONES HITS WALKOFF SINGLE AGAINST BARNSTORMERS

By Cassie Buchholz, 07/02/19, 9:30PM EDT

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Rockers win brings series tie leading up to the holiday

High Point, NC - Rockers Catcher Matthew Jones is awarded the hero of the night for his sacrifice-single into center field, scoring third baseman Hector Gomez in the bottom of the 9th inning, bringing in the Rockers win, 4-3. 

Lancaster got on the board first with a double from right-fielder Caleb Gindl and a sacrifice-fly from first baseman K.C. Hobson in the top of the 1st inning.

The Barnstormer’s shortstop, Michael Martinez, hit a single line-drive to the Rocker’s Myles Schroder, giving Lancaster the 3-point lead in the top of the 2nd inning.

High Point came back with a single from Gomez, scoring designated hitter Quincey Latimore, and a grounded force-out from Jones, scoring left fielder Richie Shaffer in the bottom inning, bringing the score to 3-2.

After 6 scoreless innings, a double from Shaffer and single from Gomez ties up the game, concluding with Jones’ walkoff hit. Both Jones and Gomez went 3-for-4 for the night, while right-hander Sam Runion earns his 3rd win of the season.

The Rockers continue their Fourth of July homestand tomorrow against the Barnstormers, with post-game 3D fireworks, at 6:30pm at BB&T Point. For tickets, visit 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