Starting pitcher Brody Koerner finished what he started Sunday as the HiToms closed their home regular season with a 2-0 win over the Petersburg Generals.
All the offense for for High Point-Thomasville (26-28, 14-12) came in the bottom of the sixth. Logan Taylor (Louisville) led off the frame with a single before Bradley Morton (Appalachian State) reached on a fielding error by Petersburg starting pitcher Dylan Collet (2-5). After both runners stole bases, Alec Paradowski hit a grounder to second base that was misplayed allowing both men to score for the eventual final tally.
In the pitcher’s duel, HiToms starter Brody Koerner (Clemson) shined. In the complete game shutout, he scattered five hits, walked one, and had nine strikeouts. In the losing effort, Petersburg’s (17-39, 7-18) Collet still registered a quality start in seven innings allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits while walking one and punching out four.
The HiToms close the regular season Monday on the road against the Asheboro Copperheads where a win will clinch their berth to the Pettit Cup Playoffs. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 P.M.
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