Rockers beat Legends 5-0 – OurSports Central

Rockers beat Legends 5-0 – OurSports Central

    High Point Rocker

July 9, 2024 – Atlantic League (AtL)
Press release from High Point Rockers

HIGH POINT, NC – High Point pitcher Cam Bedrosian delivered one of the most masterful pitching performances in Rockers history Tuesday night in defeating the Lexington Legends 5-0 in Truist Point. Bedrosian (W, 4-1) held the Legends to just two hits in his eight innings, striking out 19 batters in a row in one stretch and facing just two batters over the minimum.

“I just felt really good, probably the best I’ve felt this year,” Bedrosian said after the game. “I had a feel for all of my pitches. The fastball was ahead of the batters with strike one, which was huge, and everything else came down to that.”

After allowing a hit by Lexington’s Matt Botcher with one out in the first inning, Bedrosian didn’t allow another baserunner until Brady Whalen hit a double to right in the seventh inning. Between the two hits, Bedrosian struck out 19 consecutive Legends hitters, and the Rockers didn’t issue a walk all game.

Newly signed reliever Will Carter put the Legends out of action in the ninth inning, securing the shutout.

“I can’t say enough about Cam’s performance tonight,” Rockers manager Jamie Keefe said. “As a manager, it’s easier when your starter can throw like that. He was really fun to watch. We had plenty of opportunities to attack early by running over Miller. Benny (Aklinski) had a big home run in the second that gave us some breathing room. But Cam was the main character tonight. He threw as well as anyone has all year.”

The Rockers scored all of their points in the first two innings. After Connor Owings drew a walk to Lexington starter Justin Miller (L, 1-4), Quincy Latimore hit a single to left where it was misplayed by Justin Williams, allowing Owings to score from first base and give the Rockers a 1-0 lead.

High Point extended its lead to 5-0 in the second inning. Jake Washer worked a lead-off walk and Clayton Mehlbauer followed with a single. Washer scored on a sacrifice fly by DJ Burt. Aklinski then hit a three-run homer, his 14th of the season.

Miller suffered the loss for the Legends, allowing five hits, five runs and seven walks in his four innings, as well as recording two strikeouts.

Gilberto Jimenez had two hits for the Rockers and Quincy Latimore added a hit, giving him a modest four-game hitting streak since returning to High Point.

The Rockers will face the Legends in the second game of the series in Truist Point on Wednesday at 12:05 p.m.

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