HiToms bury Copperheads 9-2
Courtesy of Daniel Frey with the HiToms Baseball Organization
High Point/Thomasville, N.C. – The High Point-Thomasville HiToms (10-6) pick up their first three-game winning streak of the season by trouncing the Asheboro Copperheads (10-5) on Sunday.
The HiToms wasted no time to score on Father’s Day on a fielding error by Asheboro third baseman Connor Lind allowing two runs to score.
In the bottom of the third inning, home plate umpire Pete Rivera was hit by a pitch in the left forearm and was forced to exit the game. Chad Dixon finished umpiring the game solo behind the plate.
Derek Scheible crushed his first homer of the year over the right field fence in the bottom of the fourth so the HiToms have hit a home run in seven straight games. A couple batters later, David Fry delivered an RBI single to put the HiToms ahead 4-0 after four innings.
Starting pitcher Steven Bower (1-1) kept the Copperheads scoreless until the top of the fifth when Nic Perkins went yard as the solo homer kept Asheboro in the game at the time. Bower threw seven innings, allowing five hits, one earned run and struck out five batters.
The HiToms blew the game open in the bottom of the seventh with help from a leadoff solo homer to dead center field from Zac Almond, his third long ball of the year. David Fry punched another RBI single up the middle followed by back to back run scoring groundouts from David Newcomer and Coll Stanley had the HiToms leading comfortably 9-1.
Another Copperhead run scored in the top of the ninth but it was too little too late as Brady Feigl gave up two earned runs on seven hits and struck out three hitters.
The HiToms continue the home stand against the Martinsville Mustangs at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 20 at Finch Field.