Seven familiar faces have already announced their return to Finch Field for the 2019 summer - with more to come! Don't miss out on seeing these top-level players in action this season!
Riley Isenhour, pitcher for Wingate University, is coming back to Finch Field for his third stint with the HiToms. The former Post 87 HiTom posted a 3-1 record and a 3.76 ERA in 40.2 innings pitched last season. In his junior year for the Bulldogs, Isenhour recorded 16 strikeouts in 24 innings while only allowing one walk.
Jacob Whitley is coming into his second season with the HiToms after recording a .286 average and driving in 19 runs last summer in Finch Field. The Clemmons native just spent his first season with the Charlotte 49ers after transferring from Gardner-Webb. A former state champ and 2-time defensive player of the year in high school, Whitley's defense is still his strong suit, recording a .982 fielding percentage in his first year with the 49ers.
Infielder from Appalachian State Bailey Welch is also set to make his return to Finch Field this season for the second time. The Randleman product batted .290, posted 12 RBIs, scored 31 runs and had 7 stolen bases last summer with the HiToms. During the 2019 baseball season, Welch had an average of .250 and 22 runs for the Mountaineers.
Brennan Kelly, a junior pitcher for the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, posted 18 strikeouts in 16.1 innings of work while recording 2 saves last season with the HiToms. From Wabash, Indiana, Kelly had 3 wins for Eastern Kentucky with 48 strikeouts. Before his time with the Colonels, Kelly led Kankakee Community College to the NJCAA Division 2 National Championship with a 7-2 record and 1.60 ERA.
Joining them will be Eli Boles, a pitcher for Winston-Salem State. From King, NC, Boles pitched 31.2 innings last summer and finished with an efficient ERA of 3.41. Boles was effective for the Rams during their 2019 campaign, striking out 24 batters in 26 innings.
Blue Devil Josh Nifong will spend his second summer in a row on the mound for his hometown HiToms. The High Point native struck out 13 in 6.2 innings last summer.
Michael Boswell, pitcher for Tiffin University, will come back for his second season with the HiToms. Last summer, Boswell posted a 2.77 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 26 innings. His most notable performance from last year was a 6 inning shutout showing in the Pettit Cup playoffs against Forest City to win West division title for the HiToms.