Hampton, VA – The Wilson Tobs continued their start to CPL play this Friday, May 24th, with their first away trip to Hampton, Virginia the home of the Peninsula Pilots. After early struggles the Tobs rallied in the top of the 7th inning to pull ahead and win by a final score of 10-5.

The Tobs bats were fairly cold to open up the matchup struggling to earn themselves bases as 5 of their first six outs all came by way of strikeout. Going into the top of the 3rd, Wilson was able to get their first run on the board thanks to an RBI single from Mackenzie Wainwright which scored Kaden Sigmon and tied the ball game at one run a piece after 2.5 innings.

The Pilots tallied most of their damage in the bottom of the 3rd scoring 4 runs on 2 hits and 1 error. This explosion catapulted the pilots to a 5-1 lead over the Tobs.

The Top of the 7th was the catalyst Wilson needed to take the lead. A Chance Purvis single combined with a Andrew Horvath base knock and a Kaden Sigmon walk loaded the bases for the Tobs. Then Kasten Harvey worked a six pitch walk to score Chance Purvis. Tobs trail 5-2. With the bases still loaded Dawerlyn Amancio forced an error by the 3rd baseman which scored Kaden Sigmon in the process. Tobs trail 5-3. Then Cole Robinson cranked a line drive down the 3rd baseline which made it all the way to the back wall and cleared the bases for a 3 RBI double. Tobs lead 6-5. Then to close out the inning AJ Jones forced an RBI single with a base knock to left field.

The matchup stayed relatively quiet all the way until the top of the 9th when Wilson added on 3 more insurance runs thanks to hits from Wainwright, Jones, Purvis, and Taylor.

Wilson picked up a moral boosting win to expand their record to 2-0.

The Tobs continue their road trip to take on the Florence Flamingos, before returning home to Fleming Stadium for the Tobs first fireworks show of the year as they take on the Fuquay-Varina Twins for a 6:30 p.m. first pitch