Updated July 30 2014
Chase Cunningham threw a complete game and Cody Brittain went 2-for-4 as the High Point-Thomasville HiToms beat the Asheboro Copperheads (24-27, 12-12) 5-1 clinching the season series. The win is the HiToms’ eighth in their last ten games.
Offensively, HiToms centerfielder Cody Brittain (USC Upstate) stole the show driving in all five HiToms runs. With the bases loaded in the top of the second, he hit his fifth homer of the year – and first grand slam – to push High Point-Thomasville (25-26, 13-10) ahead 4-0. Brittain struck again with the HiToms leading 4-1 in the top of the sixth by driving a RBI single to left field to push the lead back to four.
Starting pitcher Chase Cunningham (Belmont – 1-3) finished what he started for his first win of the year. He threw all nine innings allowing just one earned run on four hits while striking out six, and he faced just four batters over the minimum.
The HiToms face their second straight opponent with playoff implications Thursday as they head to Capital City Stadium to face the Columbia Blowfish. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 P.M.The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 20th season in 2016, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 94 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.Contact: