ASHEBORO, N.C - After defeating the Asheboro Copperheads 7-4 at Finch Field Thursday, the High Point-Thomasville HiToms (5-3) saw their four-game win streak snapped, losing to Asheboro on the road 13-1 Friday night.
The Copperheads scored early and often, posting four runs in the second and third frames before adding on two more in the fifth to take a 10-0 lead.
The HiToms scored their only run of the contest thanks to another Myles Christian home run, a solo shot in the top of the 6th. The home run was Christian's fifth in the last four games, a mark that handily leads the Coastal Plain League. Christian has also driven in 11 runs to lead the CPL in that category.
High-Point Thomasville continued to scratch across hits through the final three innings, finishing with 10 on the night, but was unable to string any together for runs. Asheboro added three more runs to stretch out its advantage - two in the 7th and one in the 8th.
John Alan Kendrick earned the win for the Copperheads on the mound. Ronnie Engelman took the loss for the HiToms.
With the win, Asheboro regains a half-game lead on HPT in the West Division standings with a 5-2 record.
High-Point Thomasville returns to historic Finch Field Saturday to take on the Wilson Tobs at 6:00. It will be the first meeting of the season between the two teams.