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.