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Tobs fall in offensive downpour

Tobs fall in offensive downpour

(Wilson, N.C.) – The Wilson Tobs lost a back-and-forth offensive downpour 15-10. It marked the second straight night the Tobs had surrendered double-digit runs. It was also the longest game of the season for Wilson at four hours and one minute.

Offense was the story of Tuesday night. From the get-go, the Steamers took a 2-0 lead on an error and RBI single from Jordan Fitzpatrick. Wilson responded in their half of the first, bringing home Christian Avant on a wild pitch for a 2-1 deficit.

The Edenton offense took off in the second inning. Three runs in the inning gave them a 5-1 advantage. Wilson's offense jumped out with four runs in the bottom of the second. Jared Carr brought home a pair of runs with a single. Carr later scored on a double steal to tie the game at four. The tie game didn't last long as the Steamers pounded out five runs in the top of the third with the benefit of five hits. Edenton batted around in the frame. Ian Walters launched a three-run shot for his eleventh home run home the season. The long ball gave the Steamers a 10-5 lead.

The two teams traded three-run frames in the top and bottom of the fifth. Christian Avant homered in the eighth but Wilson's ten runs weren't enough for the potent Edenton offense. Between the two teams there were 25 runs, 28 hits, eight errors and 23 runners left on base. The Tobs have allowed 29 runs over the course of the last two games. In his first start with Wilson, Carson McClure (0-1) took the loss after two innings of work. Edenton reliever Kross Robinson (2-0) tossed 2.2 innings and earned the victory.

Wilson is on the road on Wednesday, but returns home on Thursday night for the final Thirsty Thursday of the season. It's also 90's night at the ballpark with special 90's themed promotions and music throughout the night. Dress in your favorite 90's attire! Tickets and details are available at