High Point-Thomasville Battles Martinsville on Friday Night

High Point-Thomasville Battles Martinsville on Friday Night

High Point/Thomasville, NC – The High Point-Thomasville HiToms’ goal is simple, to go 1-0 each night. Tonight, the well-rested HiToms (4-1) look to post a W in the first home game against the Martinsville Mustangs (1-4). Last night, the HiToms reached the fourth inning versus the Forest City Owls before a thunderstorm delayed the game. Last night’s game will be finished next Friday at 5 p.m. before the next regular season game between the Forest City Owls and the HiToms.

The last game on the HiToms schedule was Monday, leading to a fresh pitching staff for Friday’s game. The HiToms have a strong pitching staff, led by tonight’s starter Gabe Golob. The future Wake Forest right-hander has not allowed a run in 10 innings, striking out 14 batters. Golob has been the ace of the staff so far this year, coaxing swings and misses with a sharp breaking ball.

On the hitting side, HPT has the second-best slugging percentage in the Coastal Plain League West Division. Led by 2020 CPL Hitter of the Year Hogan Windish, HP-T has four home runs in CPL play in five games. In exhibition play, HP-T has gone deep five times, including two home runs last night against the Martinsville Ponies. A UNCG Junior, Windish is joined by players from all around the Triad area, with Luke Spiva (Winston-Salem), Chet Sikes (Trinity), and CJ Johnson (Greensboro) all contributing to the club’s 4-1 start.

In addition to the local flair, the HiToms have exceptional talent from outside the Piedmont Triad. All-American First Baseman Noah Ledford recently arrived to Finch Field from Georgia Southern, joining Mississippi State’s Von Seibert, UNC’s Colby Wilkerson, and Wake Forest pitcher Gabe Golob. Golob has been sharp in his first two outings, holding the competition without a run through his first ten innings with HP-T.

Tonight’s game is Boy Scout Night and Lidl Farm 2 Field Night! We’re honoring our local Boy Scout Troops during tonight’s game. In addition, we’re bringing local farmers to Historic Finch Field, displaying the local produce that you can find each day at Lidl.

First pitch tonight is at 7:05 p.m. For video coverage of the game, head to flobaseball.tv. Tickets can be purchased on the website and at the Finch Field box office.

Courtesy of Shaemus Kreider, HiToms Director of Media