HiToms Blanked in Edenton
EDENTON, NC- Steamers starter Kevin McCarthy tossed six shutout innings to earn the victory, a 1-0 win over the Hitoms Monday night at Historic Hicks Field.
McCarthy allowed two hits and issued two walks while striking out one HiTom in his first start of the season. The Tommies were held hitless over the final three innings by three different Edenton relievers. Jordan Engan earned the save, his second of the season.
A Spencer Branigan solo home run in the 7th inning off HiToms starter Mike Suk proved to be the game’s only offense. Suk threw all eight innings for the Tommies, and only allowed four hits while striking out six.
The Tommies return to action against the Generals Tuesday night in Petersburg, with the first pitch set for 7 PM. Follow the action live with the WebPass on the Coastal Plain League’s home website.
The Thomasville HiToms are a proud member of the Coastal Plain League, the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 16th season in 2012, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both the players and hosts. Furthermore, the CPL has had over 930 alumni drafted and 51 alums – including 2011 AL MVP and CY Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at http://www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to friend us on Facebook (at http://www.facebook.com/coastalplainleague) and follow us via Twitter (at cpleague).