ASHEBORO, N.C. – The Post 87 HiToms overpowered Randolph County Post 45 on the road 9-7 Tuesday night at McCrary Park.
High Point-Thomasville (8-3 overall, 4-1 league) surged out of the starting gates with a four-run first. Post 87 would add another four-run frame in the fourth courtesy of a grand slam by Julian Abreu.
Abreu’s grand slam marked his second home run of the summer as he finished the night with five RBIs. Through four complete, HPT held a commanding 9-2 advantage.
Chase Wade would hold off a late charge by Post 45 (12-3 overall, 4-1 league) earning the save on the mound. Randolph’s five runs in the final two frames were not enough to overcome the early seven-run deficit.
Seven different HiToms produced a hit as three roped a double, Gavin Sentell, Zack Cook and Walker Bethune. Derek Martinez and Wade led the offensive attack with two hits apiece.
Sam Sapp earned the win, his fourth, for Post 87 tossing five and two-thirds innings, allowing six runs on three hits and struck out three.
The Post 87 HiToms will be back in action Thursday and on the road against non-league opponent Rowan County. Thursday’s first pitch is set for 7 p.m.