HIGH POINT -- The Rockers slammed the bigger hits and defeated Lexington 7-1 in an Atlantic League contest that was late starting and ended after six innings because of rainstorms Saturday night at Truist Point.
High Point collected six hits and the Legends belted seven as both starting pitchers. Bruce Hensley of the Rockers and Ty’Relle Harris of Lexington went the distance.
But, High Point smashed a three-run double, a solo home run, a two-run triple and a RBI single while the Legends managed four singles and a double, none of them contributing to their run.
The Rockers won for the fifth straight time, tying their longest streak of the season, and got back to .500 at 23-23. During the current streak, they have outscored the opposition 44-12, tallying at least seven runs each time while allowing more than two only once.
Hensley evened his record at 3-3 on the same day the final single, “Small Town Dreams” on his six-song E.P was released. In each of those wins he went six innings and allowed no more than a run each time.
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Giovanny Alfonso opened the scoring for the Rockers in the second, lacing the three-run double into center in the second with Jerry Downs (reached on an error), Stuart Levy (single) and Jake McOwen on base.
Stephen Cardullo scored in the third when McOwen hit a slow roller to second and beat the throw to first for his 31st RBI of the season. Downs smacked his homer in the fifth, a solo shot to center, making it 5-1.
In the sixth, Field laced a ball to deep right that got past the fielder and turned into a triple that scored Joe Johnson and J.R. DiSarcina, both of whom had walked. As rain began pouring with lightning flashing, Field tried to score from third when the ball got away from the catcher but he was thrown out at the plate for the third out of the inning.
Play was then stopped. About 40 minutes later with rain still falling, the game was declared official.
Lexington plated its run in the fourth when the throw from second on a potential double-play ball went wide of first and permitted a runner to score.
High Point University alum Johnson made his first start of the season, going into right field as a replacement for Jared Mitchell, who left Friday’s game with ankle issues. Johnson struck out twice before scoring in the sixth.