May 31—YORK, Pa. — Cesar Trejo blasted a two-run home run and helped the High Point Rockers complete a doubleheader sweep against the York Revolution at PeoplesBank Park on Sunday.
High Point took the first seven-inning game 11-4 and the second 6-4, improving to 2-1 after losing 5-2 in the season-opener on Saturday.
Scheduled to end a four-game series with York last night, the Rockers return for their home opener tonight against Lancaster at 7:05 p.m., 624 days since their last game in Truist Point stadium. Guilford County native Mitch Adams is expected to start on the mound against the Barnstormers.
With the score tied 4-4 and Giovanny Alfonzo on base, Trejo hit the Rockers' first homer of the season, capping a go-ahead, five-run fourth inning in the second game Saturday. Logan Moore scored the first run of the rally by taking advantage of a throwing error. Alfonzo then laced an RBI double, and C.J. Farias scored on a wid pitch.
York scored three in the first on an RBI double and two-run homer. High Point got on the board on Farias' RBI single in the top of the second and York made it 4-1 on an RBI single in the bottom of that inning.
Rockers starter Ricky Knapp, who allowed all of York's runs, pitched five innings and got the win. Jake Petricka tossed a scoreless seventh to get the save.
High Point mustered the go-ahead runs against loser Austin Nicely.
The Rockers popped 10 hits in the first game, scoring two runs in the first on James McOwen's RBI double and Logan Morrison's sacrifice fly. Alfonzo lifted a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the second; and the Rockers added two in the fifth on a bases-loaded walk and an RBI groundout.
High Point added six in the sixth on RBI singles from McOwen and Morrison, Michael Russell's sacrifice fly and Edwin Arroyo's two-run single.
Nefi Ogando, who pitched the fifth, picked up the win. York scored all of its runs in the seventh against Max Povse.
McOwen finished 3 for 4 with three RBI and three runs scored. Morrison went 2 for 3 with two RBI and Trejo was 2 for 3 with two runs scored.
On Saturday night, York scored all of its runs in the first against Rockers' starter Craig Stem on two two-run singles and an RBI double. The Rockers tallied both of their runs in the six on Russell's double that allowed Trejo and Morrison to cross the plate.