High Point, NC - The High Point Rockers won in 9th inning walk-off fashion against the Somerset Patriots, 3-2, with back-to-back home runs by second baseman Tyler Ladendorf and left fielder Quincy Latimore.
Rocker’s right-hander Joe Van Meter started on the mound today, while the Rockers took the lead with a solo home run by right fielder Stephen Cardullo in the bottom of the 1st inning.
Somerset bounced back with a groundout by second baseman, Rey Navarro, scoring the Patriot’s center fielder Michael Crouse in the top of the 6th inning to tie the game.
The Patriots inched their way further with an RBI triple by catcher Mike Olhman in the 7th inning and brought the score, 2-1.
In the bottom of the 9th inning, both Ladendorf and Latimore hit solo home-runs off of Somerset’s Mike Antonini, winning the game for the Rockers, 3-2, and giving left-hander Ashur Tolliver the win. Tolliver still stands with a perfect record of 6-0.
The Rockers finish up their 7-game home stretch before the All-Star Break against the Patriots tomorrow afternoon at 2pm 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