The High Point-Thomasville HiToms squared off with the Martinsville Ponies in a 7-inning exhibition on Wednesday night, marking the first matchup between the two teams in 2021. After an early scare from the Martinsville offense, the HiToms would take control and cruise to a 13-3 mercy rule victory in six innings.
Lucas Bosinger started the game off with a bang, hitting a 429-foot two-run home run off of HP-Thomasville starter Avery Cain. The HiTom pitching staff would not allow much more out of the Ponies, only allowing one more run the rest of the way. Ty Wilmsmeyer was excellent in relief, throwing four innings and allowing only one hit while striking out seven.
Many HiToms made their 2021 Finch Field debuts. Colby Wilkerson, KB Peralta, Noah Ledford, Nick Holesa and Tom Caufield all played at home for the first time. The offensive performance from HP-Thomasville was highlighted by no-doubt home runs from Cole Simpson and Hogan Windish, the latter of which served as a “walk-off” to satisfy mercy rule requirements in the 6th inning.
High Point-Thomasville will be back in action at Finch Field on Thursday in a double-header against the Forest City Owls. First pitch of game 1 against the Owls is scheduled for 5:15 p.m.