The High Point-Thomasville HiToms are set to complete a back-to-back with the Martinsville Mustangs tonight at historic Finch Field. Jake Tate is on the mound for Faith and Family Night, which should create a lively atmosphere at the ballpark.
In his last start for the HiToms, against this same Mustangs team in Martinsville on June 7th, Tate threw four solid innings, allowing just one run while striking out five. HP-Thomasville went on to win that game 5-1 in seven innings. Tate appeared five times and started three times for the Ohio University Bobcats this season, striking out 16 in 17.2 innings.
HP-Thomasville enters tonight’s contest coming off of back-to-back mercy rule wins for the first time in team history, as the HiTom bats have provided plenty of firepower regardless of opponent.
Historic Finch Field is also prepared to host the first Faith and Family Night of the season tonight. The HiToms are welcoming many local church groups out to the ballpark, and gospel singer Keith Byrd is performing a pregame concert. The concert will begin at 5:45, and first pitch is scheduled for 7:00. Tickets are still available, and can be purchased at the Finch Field gate or here at hitoms.com.