BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The High Point Rockers (12-8) defeated the Somerset Patriots (12-6) 5-2 at TD Bank Ballpark on Thursday evening.

High Point started the scoring in the top of the third inning on a Breland Almadova RBI single.

The Rockers then extended the lead to 3-0 with a Dante Bichette RBI double and a Michael Baca RBI base hit in the top of the fourth inning.

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Somerset cut the lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning when Alfredo Rodriguez plated a run on an RBI single and Rey Navarro followed with a sacrifice fly.

Richie Shaffer’s two-run home run (4) in the top of the sixth inning gave the Rockers a 5-2 cushion, which would be the final.

Ashur Tolliver (3-0) picked up the win with a scoreless 0.2 innings pitched. Liam O’Sullivan (1-1) suffered the loss, allowing five earned runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings pitched.

The 2019 Somerset Patriots season continues on the road until Tuesday, May 21st when the team returns home for a 6:35 pm game against the Sugar Land Skeeters. The game includes Mr. T Celebration Night in honor of the pop icon’s 67th birthday. For tickets, stop by the box office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit