Fish Makes Splash in the Tank: Tobs Win 7-6

Updated July 16 2016
WILMINGTON, N.C.

The Wilson Tobs clawed their way closer to a playoff spot with a 7-6 win over the Wilmington Sharks on Saturday from the Port City.

In front of a crowd of 600, Wilson rolled to an early lead after Logan Baldwin (Georgia Southern) scored on a Jimmy Latona (Mercyhurst) RBI-single.

Baldwin was the early storyline as he collected stolen bases number 23, 24, and 25 vs. the Sharks on Saturday. Baldwin has now tied the Tobs single-season record and is six away from tying the CPL single-season record.

After back-to-back doubles and runs scored from Andrew Webster (Barton) and Jack Larsen (UC-San Diego), the Tobs watched the Sharks blitz on offense.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Sharks smacked four hits and scored four runs to make it 4-3. Baldwin would tie the game in the next half-inning, scoring on a wild throw to third from the catcher.

The Tobs placed runners on first and second with one out in the top of the sixth when Austin Fisher (Santa Clara) sent his first homer of the year off the top of the wall and out.

Wilmington clawed back with a run scored in the bottom of the sixth and a run that crossed in the bottom of the ninth via an Alec Bohm (Wichita State) RBI. Bohm, who was the tying run, was thrown out on a fielder’s choice to end the game.

Tobs starter Zack Kelly (Newberry) earned the win (2-2) while CPL East All-Star Mike Castellani (Bucknell) took the loss (6-2). Tanner Wilt scored the save for his first this season.

After Morehead City lost to Petersburg, the Tobs sit a half-game back of the Marlins for fourth in the East. The Tobs play Peninsula tomorrow in Virginia, looking to get back to .500.

Wilson returns home on Tuesday for All-You-Can-Eat Tuesday and Chick-Fil-A Night.

The Wilson Tobs are proud to announce this upcoming year will be our 20th Anniversary Season within the Coastal Plain League. As an original member of the Coastal Plain League, the modern day Tobs have been lucky enough to celebrate each memorable season with the warm embrace of the Wilson community. We would like to dedicate each successful season to the Wilson Community, Coastal Plain League Organization, Host Families, Sponsors Partners, and the Dedicated Fans throughout the city of Wilson. Due to this tremendous support we have implemented multiple discounts, promotions, and benefits for the Tobs 20th Anniversary to show our appreciation. You can check out what we have in store this summer by clicking this link.

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 20th season in 2016, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 94 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.

Contact:

Drew Blevins

Phone:

(919) 818-1396