Wilson, NC- The Wilson Tobs defeated the Morehead City Marlins on Saturday night by a final score of 2-1. Mason Sykes scores both of Wilson’s runs as they end the Marlins win streak at seven-games. Wilson moves back into a tie with Morehead City for 1st in the CPL East’s Division.
Shane Rademacher got things started for the Tobs as they would sit-down the Marlins six in-a-row through the first two innings. Rademacher would not get his first strikeout of the night until the third inning, he would finish with four. In the third however, the bottom third of the Marlins lineup would all single to drive in the Marlins only run of the contest. Tre Jones would single in the third, but be left on base for the Tobs first hit of the game.
Mason Ornelas was first out of the pen and he kept the score 1-0 through his three innings of pitching. Ornelas did not allow a single hit, issued one walk, and fanned four.
Skipping ahead to the sixth, Sykes led off the inning with a single into center field. Jones would follow that up with his second hit of the night. Sykes would try to steal third, and on a throwing error from the MHC pitcher, advance home for the Tobs first run of the night.
Both teams would go scoreless in the seventh inning. Jake Curry pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the eighth, which set the scene for the Tobs to grab the lead in the bottom half of the inning. Sykes led off, again… reaching on a error from the third baseman. Jones would single once more finishing the the night 3-4. Sammy Sass reaches on a broken bat fielder’s choice, and Sykes would score on the throwing error, once again by the Marlins third baseman. Sykes scores for the second time in the game, both on errors.
Brent Francisco would come in and slam the door shut in another 1-2-3 inning as he picks up his second save of the year. The Tobs improve to 11-6 on the year and Morehead City falls to the same record
The Tobs return home again tomorrow in a 7-inning exhibition match against the Highpoint-Thomasville Locos for the first time this year. You can catch the action all season long on flobaseball.tv