HIGH POINT-THOMASVILLE, N.C. - The High Point-Thomasville HiToms used a three-run ninth inning and a walk-off hit by Kip Brandenburg to upend the Martinsville Mustangs 8-7 Wednesday night at Finch Field.
Brandenburg slapped a ball down the first base line that caromed off the bag and bounded into right field, scoring Austin Pharr from second base to complete the comeback.
The victory put the HiToms over .500 in the second half of the season and improved them to 19-13 on the season. Martinsville dropped to 16-17 overall with the loss.
Before the late fireworks, the Mustangs and HiToms traded sacrifice flies early in the game. Both teams notched a run each in the 2nd and 3rd innings to leave us all tied up at 2 headed to the 4th.
Columbus State junior Frank Wager then belted his second home run of the year, a two-run opposite field blast to left to put the HiToms up 4-2.
Martinsville responded with five runs in the fifth, pounding out hit after hit to retake the lead.
CPL Hitter of the Week Austin Pharr got a run back for the HiToms in the 6th by launching his 10th home run of the season over the centerfield wall. The HiToms bullpen, led by Michael Boswell and Tyler Garam, shut down the Mustang offense for the final four innings.
The HiToms take on Forest City tonight in the second of a three-game homestand following the All-Star Break. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 - general admission tickets are $7, box seats are $8.