Despite Asheboro's offensive onslaught, they only managed 4 runs all coming in the first 4 innings. The Copperheads ended the game with 13 hits, 4 walks, and left 12 stranded.
That was the result of a gutty performance by the HiTom pitching staff. Isaac Campbell held Asheboro in check early on, before Ty Reginelli and Brennan Kelly combined for 5 scoreless innings of relief.
It was never easy though, Asheboro consistenly got deep into counts and fouling off 2-strike counts The Copperheads reached base in 7 of 9 innings.
The difference once again was the long ball though, Myles Christian knotted up the game at 4 in the 6th inning with his 4th CPL blast.
After walking in 3 straight appearances, it was Jordan Howard with the dagger the next inning. After 2 dramatic swings-and-misses, he finally got all of one and sent it over the wall, batting in Reed Massey and himself to set the score at 7-4 where it would stay.
Jordan Howard: 1-1, 3 BB, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Myles Christian: 2-4, HR, R, 3 RBI
Trey Hinton: 2-4, 2 RBI
Ty Reginelli: 2 IP, K, 0 ER, W
Brennan Kelly: 3 IP, 2 K, 0 ER, S
Asheboro hosts the HiToms Friday for the second of 16 contests this season. Then on Saturday, the Wilson Tobs come to Finch Field at 6pm. Sunday is another Summer Splash against Catawba Valley, so remember to bring your swimsuit!