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HiToms drop tough 13-8 loss to Forest City

While HPT jumped out to a 7-3 lead, the HiToms could not hang on, losing in extra innings to the Owls on Thursday night at Finch Field. 

Forest City would strike first with a two-run home run, but the Toms came back to take a 4-3 lead after three thanks to a two-RBI double by Danny Lynch (Southern Miss). HPT would further extend their lead following a Blayne Jones (Dallas Baptist) two-run homer. 

While the Owls rallied to take the lead, Jones would come in clutch again in the bottom of the ninth, scoring Christian Dumont (Northeast CC) on a two-out RBI single to tie the game.

Up next, the HiToms will travel to Holly Springs on Friday, before hosting the Gastonia Grizzlies at Finch Field Saturday.