|HIGH POINT ROCKERS 2019 ROSTER|
|#||Name||B/T||D.O.B.||HT||WT||Last Team||Highest Level (Last Achieved)||School||Hometown|
|14||Brian Clark||R/L||1993-04-27||6'3"||235lbs.||Birmingham (AA, CHW)||Triple-A (2016 - Chatlotte, CHW)||Kent State University||Stow, OH|
|21||Paul Clemens||R/R||1988-02-14||6'3"||215lbs.||Southern Maryland||MLB (2016 - SDP)||Louisburg College||Fairfax, VA|
|15||Trevor Frank||R/R||1991-06-23||6'0"||195lbs.||Tacoma (AAA, SEA)||Triple-A (2018)||University of California, Riverside||El Cajon, CA|
|44||Kyle Halbohn||R/R||1993-01-19||6'8"||230lbs.||Trois Rivieres (Can-Am)||Advanced A-Ball (2018 - Inland Empire, LAA)||Belmont Abbey College||Massapequa, NY|
|30||Tyler Herron||R/R||1986-08-05||6'2"||210lbs.||Winnipeg (American Association)||Triple-A (2016 - Las Vegas, NYM)||Wellington Christian High School||Wellington, FL|
|32||Chase Huchingson||L/L||1989-04-14||6'5"||215lbs.||Somerset||Triple-A (2016 - Las Vegas, NYM)||Fayetteville High School||Fayetteville, AR|
|48||Stephen Johnson||R/R||1991-02-21||6'5"||230lbs.||Lancaster||Double-A (2017 - Richmond, SFG)||St. Edward's Univeristy||Boulder, CO|
|35||Akeel Morris||R/R||1992-11-14||6'1"||215lbs.||Salt Lake (AAA, LAA)||MLB (2018 - LAA)||Charlotte Amalie High School||St. Thomas, USVI|
|20||John Richy||R/R||1992-07-28||6'4"||215lbs.||Southern Maryland||Triple-A (2017 - Lehigh Valley, PHI)||UNLV||Golden, CO|
|40||Sam Runion||R/R||1988-11-09||6'4"||220lbs.||Southern Maryland||Triple-A (2016 - Syracuse, WSN)||A.C. Reynolds High School||Asheville, NC|
|17||Nick Sarianides%||R/R||1989-08-29||6'1"||200lbs.||Rockland (Can-Am)||Double-A (2016 - Tennessee, CHC)||Chattahoochee Valley CC||Columbus, GA|
|27||Matt Sergey%||R/R||1989-07-29||6'4"||180lbs.||Sugar Land||Atlantic League (2018)||Campbell University||Plantation, FL|
|10||Seth Simmons||R/R||1988-06-14||5'9"||170lbs.||El Paso (AAA, SDP)||Triple-A (2018)||East Carolina University||Winston-Salem, NC|
|32||Ashur Tolliver||L/L||1988-01-24||6'0"||170lbs.||Long Island||MLB (2017 - HOU)||Oklahoma City University||Sherwood, AR|
|34||Joe Van Meter||R/R||1998-10-18||6'2"||195lbs.||York||Double-A (2013 - Frisco, TEX)||Virginia Commonwealth University||Oyster Bay, NY|
|29||Brett Austin||S/R||1992-11-24||6'1"||210lbs.||Charlotte (AAA, CHW)||Triple-A (2018)||North Carolina State||Matthews, NC|
|11||Myles Schroder||S/R||1987-08-01||5'11"||180lbs.||Sacramento (AAA, SFG)||Triple-A (2018)||Diablo Valley College||Pleasant Hill, CA|
|1||Giovanny Alfonzo||R/R||1992-12-19||5'11"||185lbs.||Columbia (A, NYM)||Atlantic League (2017 - Long Island)||University of Tampa||Port St. Lucie, FL|
|2||Michael Baca||R/R||1992-09-04||5'10"||175lbs.||Normal (Frontier League)||Atlantic League (2017 - New Britain)||University of New Mexico||Amarillo, TX|
|24||Dante Bichette, Jr.||R/R||1992-09-26||6'1"||210lbs.||St. Paul Saints (American Association)||Double-A (2017 - Trenton, NYY)||Orangewood Christian HS||Maitland, FL|
|65||Stephen Cardullo||R/R||1987-08-31||6'0"||215lbs.||Albequerque (AAA, COL)||MLB (2017 - COL)||Florida State University||Ft. Lauderdale, FL|
|6||Hector Gomez||R/R||1988-03-05||6'2"||195lbs.||Oaxaca (Mexican League)||MLB (2015 - MIL)||Dominican Republic|
|9||Tyler Ladendorf||R/R||1988-03-07||5'11"||195lbs.||Reno (AAA, ARI)||MLB (2016 - OAK)||Howard College||Des Plaines, IL|
|13||Josh Mazzola||R/R||1986-04-10||6'2"||195lbs.||Winnipeg (American Association)||Atlantic League (2016 - Somerset)||Missouri State University||Santee, CA|
|3||Shane Opitz||L/R||1992-01-10||6'1"||180lbs.||Colorado Springs (AAA, MIL)||Triple-A (2018)||Heritage High School||Littleton, CO|
|8||Richie Shaffer||R/R||1991-03-15||6'3"||230lbs.||Colorado Springs (AAA, MIL)||MLB (2016 - TB)||Clemson University||Charlotte, NC|
|33||Breland Almadova||R/R||1990-10-18||6'1"||195lbs.||Sussex County (Can-Am)||Advanced A-Ball (2015 - Visalia, ARI)||University of Hawaii at Manoa||Honolulu, HI|
|23||Quincy Latimore||R/R||1989-02-03||5'11"||175lbs.||Bravos de Leon (Mexican League)||Triple-A (2018)||Middle Creek High School||Apex, NC|
|7||Kalian Sams*||R/R||1986-08-25||6'2"||248lbs.||Quebec (Can-Am)||Triple-A (2013 - Tuscon, SDP)||The Hague, Netherlands|
|Coaching Staff||Pronunciation Guide|
|5||Bubber Birdsong||First Base Coach||Sergey - Sir-gay||Herron - Heron (like the bird)|
|18||Albert Gonzalez||Bullpen Coach||Ladendorf - Lay-den-dorf||Akeel - Uh-Keel|
|22||Billy Horn||Bench Coach||Sarianides - Suh-ren-uh-dees||Kalian - Kel-ee-on|
|26||Jamie Keefe||Manager||Halbohn - Hal-bone||Breland Almadova - Bree-land Al-muh-dough-va|
|16||Frank Viola||Pitching Coach||Baca - Bah-ka||Cardullo - Car-DO-Low|
HIGH POINT, NC - In what was a night of firsts for the High Point Rockers organization, the Rockers found themselves celebrating an impressive win at the end of the night. Led by Dante Bichette Jr. and Matt Sergey, the Rockers left BB&T Point with a 3-0 win on Thursday night.
After three innings of no runs, Dante Bichette Jr. hit the first home run in franchise history at home, giving the Rockers a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning.
“I was looking for something soft,” Bichette Jr. said about his home run. “He just called a strike that was a little bit outside, so I was looking out there. He gave me something that came back over the plate and I just put the swing on it.”
The crowd was amazing for Thursday home opener, bringing life to BB&T Point for the first time, something that left a lasting impression for the players.
“To me personally, that’s the most important thing that I like in a place to play is a good audience,” Bichette Jr. said “I want to put on a good show for the audience and they really brought it tonight, they were booing when they were supposed too and cheering when they needed too, it was a fun time.”
Bichette Jr. would later hit a single to center field, allowing Myles Schroder and Hector Gomez to bring in the final two runs of the night for the Rockers.
Pitcher Matt Sergey pitched six innings of no hit baseball before exiting the game. Sergey was granted the win after an impressive performance. Roy Merritt was handed the loss after pitching five innings, allowing six hits and one run. Trevor Frank would be awarded his second save of the season after helping seal the win for the Rockers.
The Rockers will be back in action Friday May 3rd at 7:00PM to continue their four game series against the Sugar Land Skeeters.