High Point, NC - The High Point Rockers defeated the Long Island Ducks Friday night at BB&T Point Stadium, 4-1, with strong offense in middle innings and a home run by left fielder, Quincy Latimore.
Long Island took the lead to begin, with a fielder’s choice double by left fielder, D’Arby Myers in the top of the 3rd inning.
High Point tied the game with Latimore’s deep solo home run to left field in the bottom of the 4th inning.
They continued their run with an RBI-single by 2nd baseman, Michael Russell, and an RBI sacrifice-fly into right field by 3rd baseman, Hector Gomez, in the top of the 5th inning, leading the game 3-1.
The Rockers sealed the deal in High Point with another RBI-single by center fielder Myles Schroder in the 7th inning, and Gomez doubled, scoring Russell and catcher Matt Jones to earn the final 6-1.
Michael Bowden earns his 2nd win of the season, as the Rockers take first place in the Liberty Division.
The High Point Rockers continue their weekend series against the Long Ducks, Saturday night 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