HIGH POINT, NC - The Somerset Patriots (42-28) hit a season-high five home runs in a 7-1 win over the High Point Rockers (0-1, 41-30) at BB&T Point Sunday afternoon.

The Patriots jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a Will Kengor (8) solo home run.

The home run parade continued in the third inning. Craig Massey (3) and Jimmy Paredes (4) went back-to-back with solo shots to put Somerset up 3-0, before Edwin Espinal (4) added a solo home run two batters later. 

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It marked the first time this season that the Patriots hit back-to-back home runs, as well as the first time Somerset hit three home runs in the same inning.

High Point got a run back in the bottom of the fifth on a two-out RBI double from Stephen Cardullo, but that would be it for the Rockers.

Somerset added three more runs in the eighth inning. Paredes (5) skied a solo home run over the left field fence to start the scoring, before Justin Pacchioli added a pinch-hit RBI double and Michael Crouse added an RBI groundout later in the inning.

The five home runs in the game marked a season-high for the Patriots. Somerset finishes their eight-game road trip with 14 home runs.

Ryan Kussmaul (W, 2-2) allowed just one run over six innings to earn the win. Tyler Herron (L, 2-5) gave up seven runs on 10 hits over seven and one-third innings to suffer the loss.

The Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 pm game July 12 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.