WILSON, N.C – The Wilson Tobs kicked off the second half of the regular season on Sunday night, hosting the Tri-City Chili Peppers for an evening contest inside of Historic Fleming Stadium. In a back-and-forth affair, the Tobs came away victorious over the Chili Peppers, 11-7.

It was Tri-City that got on the board first on Sunday evening, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning to vault the Chili Peppers out to a 2-0 lead.

Just a few innings later, Tri-City extended its lead scratching across a run in the fourth frame to take a 3-0 advantage before Wilson was able to answer.

The Tobs’ answer came quickly, with Wilson posting a five-spot in the home half of the fourth frame. The Tobs drew five walks in the inning, capitalizing on some wayward pitching from the Chili Peppers to take their first lead of the ball game.

As both sides went back-and-forth throughout the next handful of innings, the two teams found themselves knotted up 7-7 in the eighth inning. After a walk and a pair of singles loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the eight for Jack Kail, fans inside of Fleming Stadium were treated with a bit of late game magic from Wilson’s third baseman.

Kail unloaded the bases with a majestic fly ball deep to left field. The first home run of the season for Kail gave the Tobs an 11-7 lead in the bottom of the eighth — a lead that would hold through the ninth inning as well.

Coming out with an 11-7 victory to open up the second half of the season, the Tobs are back in action at home on Tuesday, when Wilson welcomes the Holly Springs Salamanders to town. Join us at the ball park that night for ‘2 for Tuesday!’