Wilson, NC- The Wilson Tobs lost for the first time at home in the Petitt Cup Playoffs Thursday night. The Savanah Bananas used a 2-run fourth and 3-run ninth to propel themselves over the hometown Tobs 8-3. Once again, the Tobs face the brink of elimination on Friday inside Savannah’s Greyson Stadium.

The Banannas were first on the board in the second frame. A 1-out single from Taylor Justus plated the games first two runs in the form of Ty Jackson and Indy Stanley.

Wilson was able to answer Savannah’s run with two of their own in the bottom of the frame. Jacob McCaskey led off the inning with a double of the right field wall. Scott Mackiewicz would drive McCaskey for the Tobs first run. Jake Lysaght would continue his streak of quality-at-bats with a sac fly to right to score Mackiewicz and tie the game at 2-2.

The visitors would take the lead again in the fourth on a 2-out double that was lost in the outfield lights. Bananas would lead 4-2 going into the bottom of the fourth. Wilson would chip away at the lead, but one score one run. Matt Schark touched home on the RBI single from Efry Cervantes to make it 4-3. That would be the final run the home team would score.

Savannah added one more in the seventh frame and three more in the ninth to take the wind out of Wilson’s sails. Jestin Jones fanned 6 out of the last 9 Tobs he faced off with for an exclamation point finish for the champions of the West Division.

Game 2 will be livestreamed on flobaseball.tv on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.

-Brooks Hill
Director of Media Relations & Broadcasting