After a dominant 13-3 exhibition win on Wednesday, the HiToms turn their attention back to the Coastal Plain League, battling the 3-4 Forest City Owls on Thursday night. First pitch for tonight is at 6:30 pm.
The HiToms send in one of the best pitching staffs in the Coastal Plain League to Thursday’s game. Through five CPL games, High Point-Thomasville has 57 team strikeouts and just 13 walks, fewest allowed by a CPL team. 57 strikeouts in 36 innings is the best strikeout rate among the 15 teams in the league.
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.
First pitch tonight is at 6:30 p.m. Game two will commence 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one. For video coverage of the game, head to flobaseball.tv. Tickets can be purchased on the website and at the Finch Field box office.