HiToms Announce Return of Blue Devils, Britt Fuller and Michael Foltz
High Point/Thomasville, NC – Fresh off of a successful 2020 campaign, the High Point-Thomasville HiToms are looking to repeat as division champions and are pleased to announce the re-signings of a pair of Duke Blue Devils, first baseman Britt Fuller and pitcher Michael Foltz.
Charlotte native Britt Fuller will return to High Point-Thomasville after mashing at the plate for the HiToms in 2020. In 15 games, Fuller was stellar, batting .350 with a .509 OBP. Fuller also added plenty of power to the HiToms order, clobbering three home runs among his seven extra-base hits.
In the Class of 2019, Fuller was an acclaimed first base prospect, ranked as the top player at his position in the state of North Carolina by Perfect Game. Nationally, the Charlotte Latin School product was a Top-500 recruit, and the 18th best first base prospect. In addition to a .426 average as a junior, Fuller excelled at football, earning second-team all-conference as a linebacker for the NCISAA Division state champions.
Left-handed reliever Michael Foltz will bring a boost to the bullpen in the heat of the summer at Finch Field. Foltz hasn’t toed the rubber yet for the Blue Devils but threw 6.2 innings for the HiToms last summer to a 5.40 ERA.
Armed with a 90+ MPH fastball, Foltz was another plus addition to the Blue Devils in the Class of 2019. Perfect Game rated Foltz as a top-500 prospect in the nation, 12th best in the state of South Carolina. At Carolina Forest High School, Foltz was a 2018 Underclass High Honorable Mention All-America selection. Foltz burst onto the scene in his sophomore year, posting a 2.14 ERA with 50 strikeouts against tough competition.
Duke Head Coach Chris Pollard spoke about Foltz in 2019, introducing him to the fans. “Michael Foltz is a bulldog of a left-handed pitcher,” said Pollard. “He’s got a big arm to be a little guy. He reminds me of Kyle Salley in that regard. Good breaking ball. He’s a really good competitor.”