Things were looking rought for HPT early, The Muddogs scored 4 runs in the top of the second, capped by a two-run homer by catcher Austin Priesel.
But Myles Christian put the HiToms right back in it with a solo slam in his very first at-bat in Finch Field, sending a moonshot over the right field wall.
If that wasn't enough, the man from Middle Tennesse State hit an almost identical smash in the 5th inning to pull the score 4-2. Those two homeruns matched Christian's entire freshman year production for the Blue Raiders.
The homeruns were contagious, and Dillon Bowman pulled the HiToms within one in the very next at-bat with a solo blast of his own.
But it was Ryan Caveness, pinch hitting in the next inning, who hit a 2 RBI double in his return to the HiToms that gave the hometown team a 5-4 lead and they never looked back.
A combination of Michael Boswell, Evan Estridge, Eli Boles, and Tyler Holcombe all held Deep River to just 2 more runs for the final 6 innings in relief, while HPT tacked on 7 more runs ending in a 12-6 result.
The HiToms have scored 25 runs in just their first two games of the season, and look to keep pouring it on as they prepare to host the Kernersville Bulldogs next. That'll be the final game before CPL play begins on May 31st in Gastonia against the Grizzlies.