HiToms Begin Season Series with Martinsville Monday
High Point/Thomasville, NC – Today, the HiToms look to avoid a case of the Mondays in a doubleheader in Martinsville. High Point-Thomasville will attempt to bounce back after a 20-2 loss Saturday at Asheboro.
The HiToms got out to a 3-0 start of the season in part due to a sweep of their first doubleheader of the season against Forest City on Friday. This time around, the HiToms will look to do the same in their first trip to Virginia.
Former Tennessee Mr. Baseball Jake Tate will make his first appearance for the HiToms as the game one starter. The Louisville, TN native enters from his first collegiate appearances as a Freshman at Ohio University. Over five appearances, Tate impressed, striking out 12 and allowing just nine runs. Command was a strength of the 6’6” lefty, as he walked just five batters over the season.
Game two will be started by fire-baller Ben Peterson. The former Appalachian State right-hander threw the fastest pitch in last week’s Coastal Plain League opener. Peterson’s best sixth-inning fastball was clocked at 95.9 mph, the best mark for the HiToms in the early season. In Peterson’s sixth inning, he did not allow a baserunner, striking out three.
Martinsville enters tonight’s action with a 1-1 record in Coastal Plain League games. On Saturday, the Peninsula Pilots took down the Mustangs for the first time this season.
First pitch tonight is at 5:15 p.m. The second game of the evening will follow 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one. Video coverage of the game can be found at FloBaseball.tv
Courtesy of Shaemus Kreider, HiToms Director of Media