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HiToms hold Asheboro to two hits, earn first CPL win of season

ASHEBORO, N.C.—Josh Baker finally broke a scoreless tie with a two-RBI double in the fourth inning and the HiToms never looked back, knocking off the Copperheads 4-0 on Tuesday night at McCrary Park.

Clemson product Evan Estridge earned the win for HPT, striking out six over five innings, while allowing only two hits.

Michael Boswell marveled in relief for the HiToms, throwing three no-hit innings to keep the Asheboro bats at bay down the stretch. Brennan Kelly came on for the ninth inning, and shut the door with a scoreless frame to end any hopes of an Asheboro comeback. 

The HiToms would add a run each in the seventh and eighth innings. Christian Dumont would reach on an error and come around to score on an RBI single by his college teammate Drew Smith.

 In the eighth inning, Southeastern Louisiana product Nick Ray led off the inning with a single, and came home on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Jacob Whitley.