HiToms wallop Generals 12-3
from Daniel Frey with HiToms Baseball
Petersburg, Va. – The High Point-Thomasville HiToms (25-19) jumped in front early and never looked back in a blowout 12-3 win over the Petersburg Generals (14-28) in a day game on Tuesday.
The HiToms never had to play from behind when David Fry scorched a single up the middle with the bases loaded in the top of the first to score two runs. A batter later, the bases were loaded again this time for Myles Kutscher who ground the ball through the right side to bring in two more for the HiToms got off to a 4-0 start in the first half inning. Kane Keith (1-1) had a rough outing for the Generals.
In the top of the third, another scoring opportunity presented itself on a RBI double to the left center gap by Danny Sullivan. Fry picked up an RBI on a sac-fly to center field. After three innings, the HiToms controlled a commanding 6-0 advantage.
A Kutscher lead off double was followed by an RBI knock to left field by David Sheaffer in the top of the fourth to tack on one more.
Daniel McCrary (3-2) started on the mound for the HiToms and he walked in the first Petersburg run of the game in the bottom of the fourth. A wild pitch and sac-fly from Brian Goodwyn pushed in two more General runs allowing Petersburg to stay in it trailing 7-3 after four innings of play.
The HiToms earned a run back on another run-scoring sac-fly by Fry for his 29th RBI of the season in the top of the fifth.
In five innings of work McCrary surrendered three runs, while walking five batters and striking out two Generals. Trevor Gay pitched three innings out of the bullpen and always worked out of problems when Petersburg put runners on base. The Generals were limited to only three hits.
Just when everyone thought the scoring was over, Cesar Trejo dropped a triple into the gap and an error by the Petersburg relief pitcher put the HiToms in double digits on the scoreboard. An exclamation point to the game was a two-run homer smoked by Wyatt Cross that cleared the right field wall easily.
With the extra cushion, Mike Warren finished off the Generals in the scorching hot heat. The HiToms rolled back into the win column 12-3.
The HiToms continue to grind out the season as they return home tomorrow, July 26 for Hawaiian night and host family appreciation night against the Forest City Owls at 7 p.m.