HIGH POINT — Cesar Trejo hit a home run that didn’t count Sunday. So did Stuart Levy.
Their shots onto the concourse beyond the wall in leftcenter came before a rainstorm stopped Sunday’s game between the Rockers and Gastonia after three innings and High Point leading, 5-0.
Because not enough innings were played for the contest to become official (in this case 4 ½ innings for a nine-inning game), Atlantic League rules dictate that it must be replayed in its entirety, voiding all of Sunday’s play.
The game was officially postponed to Tuesday, July 13, the next day Gastonia is scheduled to play in High Point. It will start at 5 p.m. and will be followed by the game scheduled for that day. Both contests are set for seven innings.
The postponement wiped out the stats for Bryce Hensley as he just one hit as the Rockers starting pitcher and for a Rockers offense that returned after it went missing for the most part in a 4-2 loss Saturday.
High Point scored in every inning Sunday against Honey Hunter starter Alexis Candelario, who allowed eight hits, struck out three and walked two.
Ragsdale alum Trejo belted a leadoff homer in the first. In the second, Giovanny Alfonzo lifted a sacrifice fly to center that scored Edwin Arroyo, who had doubled. Later with two on, Adam Taylor lifted a single that scored Logan Moore before Trejo beat the throw to third, which was relayed in time to get Taylor as he slid into second.
Levy, who officially hit a solo homer on Saturday, sent a shot over the wall with Jared Mitchell aboard in the third. Arroyo singled as the rain started coming down harder. After Moore made the third out of the inning, play was stopped at 6:05 and the game called at 7:17 p.m.
Tickets from Sunday can be redeemed for tickets to any Rockers regular season game.
The Rockers now go on a six-game road trip that includes three games Tuesday through Thursday at Long Island and three games Friday through Sunday at league newcomer West Virginia. High Point next plays at home June 15 against Lexington, Kentucky.