High Point, NC - Another walkoff took place in BB&T Point Stadium on Friday night with the High Point Rockers winning against the Sugar Land Skeeters, 5-4, with a walkoff double by right fielder Breland Almadova.
The Sugar Land Skeeters led first with an RBI-single by right fielder, Zach Borenstein, during the 3rd inning.
Their run continued into the 4th and 5th innings with RBI-singles by catcher Cody Stanley and center fielder Rico Noel in the 4th, and a sacrifice-fly by 3rd baseman, Juan Silverio to score Borenstein.
After rough middle innings, the Rockers took charge during the bottom of the 6th inning with 2nd baseman, Michael Russell, grounding out an RBI single to the left side. The grind continued with an RBI-single by left fielder, Quincey Latimore.
The 6th inning finished with a 2-run home run by 1st baseman, Richie Shaffer, to tie the game 4-4.
In the bottom of the 9th inning, center fielder Myles Schroder hit a single-line drive into left field. Then in walkoff fashion, Almadova hit a double into center field to score Schroder and win the game 5-4.
High Point pushes forward in their series against Sugar Land tomorrow night at 6:30pm at BB&T Point Stadium. 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