HIGH POINT, NC - The High Point Rockers (41-29) hit a pair of solo home runs in the bottom of the ninth Saturday night to defeat the Somerset Patriots (41-28) at BB&T Point.

With the loss, the Long Island Ducks have officially won the First Half Liberty Division Championship.

The Rockers opened the scoring on a Stephen Cardullo (10) solo home run that led off the bottom of the first inning. After that point, the game became a pitchers’ duel.

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Joe Van Meter got the start for High Point, and was perfect through his first five innings. It was not until Michael Crouse led off the sixth with a double that Somerset saw a base runner.

Crouse would steal third later in the inning before Rey Navarro brought him home with an RBI groundout, tying the game at 1-1. Somerset took the lead the next inning on a two-out RBI triple to right-center field from Michael Ohlman.

Meanwhile, Thomas Dorminy held the Rockers off the scoreboard into the seventh inning. The southpaw went a season-high seven and one-third innings, scattering five hits with no walks and nine strikeouts. Dorminy at one point retired 12 batters in a row.

Somerset held it’s 2-1 lead into the ninth inning, but Mike Antonini (L, 1-3) allowed back-to-back two-out solo home runs to Tyler Ladendorf (10) and Quincy Latimore (10) to give High Point the win.

Asher Tolliver (W, 6-0) tossed a scoreless inning of relief to receive the win.

The Patriots and Rockers conclude their three-game series Saturday evening. First pitch at BB&T Point is set for 2 p.m.

The Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 pm game July 12th against the New Britain Bees. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.