The High Point-Thomasville HiToms secured a playoff bid on Friday night against the Asheboro Copperheads, outlasting their Deep River rivals with incredible plate discipline on the way to an 18-9 win. The HiToms won the Deep River Cup in the first year battling for the trophy.

Copperhead pitching woes told the story of the game. The HiToms drew 16 walks in eight innings of batting, taking advantage of Asheboro’s struggles to the fullest extent. Home runs from Von Seibert, Thomas Caufield and Max Riemer were the highlights in the nine-run, playoff-clinching victory.

With tonight’s win and a Lexington County Blowfish loss to the Spartanburgers, HP-T has secured a date with the Savannah Bananas in the divisional round of the Pettit Cup playoffs. The first game of that best-of-3 series will take place in Savannah on Sunday night.

The HiToms conclude their regular season from Forest City on Saturday with a modified doubleheader. Game one will resume at 5:00, and both games will be available to stream on Flo Baseball.

Game two of the Coastal Plain League West Divisional Championship will be hosted at Finch Field. Secure your tickets today at hitoms.com/playoff-tickets