The High Point-Thomasville HiToms (25-19) pitched their third shutout of the season in grant fashion in a Sunday night 4-0 win against the Savannah Bananas. Chace Harris pitched the game of his life, shutting out the Bananas over seven innings with seven strikeouts.
The HiToms entered the West Divisional Championship Series as heavy underdogs against the Bananas, who led the Coastal Plain League in runs scored and ERA. HP-T was unfazed in front of the large Savannah crowd. HP-T and Savannah traded zeroes for the first three innings until the HiToms got two in the fourth inning.
HiTom centerfielder chopped a high ground ball over the first baseman, driving in Hogan Windish for the first run of the game, Johnson was knocked in by a sacrifice fly from Thomas Caufield.
Noah Soles scored the most exciting run of the game for the HiToms, scoring on a little league home run in the seventh. Soles rifled a ball into the right field corner and came home when the throw from right field was unimpeded through the infield.
KJ Wells and Tristan Snyder closed the door with a scoreless pair of innings in in the eighth and ninth.
The HiToms and Bananas meet for game two in the West Divisional Championship Series on Monday night at 7:00 p.m. at historic Finch Field. With a HiToms win, the HiToms advance to the Petitt Cup Championship against the East Division champion. Purchase your tickets for the first home playoff game since 2018 at hitoms.com!
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