Generals Cannot Overcome Deficit

Updated June 18 2016
PETERSBURG, VA

The Generals (5-10) lost 9-5 to the visiting Wilson Tobs (9-7) on a beautiful Saturday night at the Petersburg Sports complex.

Petersburg took an early lead as Christopher Hicks crossed the plate after a throwing error allowed him to reach third. Generals starting pitcher Blake Turner (1-2) held the Tobs scoreless the first two innings but, allowed 6 runs in the third inning. Wilson then cruised to a 9-1 lead after 6 innings.

After trailing 9-1 the Generals put up two runs each in the 5th and 6th innings to cut the Tobs lead to 9-5 where the score remained. Generals relief pitcher Cody Boydstun had an effective relief outing, and did not allow the Tobs to grow their lead.

The Tobs Justin Bellinger had a multi-hit night, including a two RBI double. Generals catcher William Hancock had two hits and drove in one of the Generals five runs.

Petersburg takes to the road tomorrow to face off against the Holly Springs Salamanders (4-11) and will return home Monday night against the Wilmington Sharks (10-6). First pitch is slated for 7:05pm and gates open at 6:00.

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest 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 81 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.

For additional information, please call 804-733-2394 or 804-722-0141 or visit us on the web at
www.petersburggenerals.com.

 

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 22nd season in 2018, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,450 alumni drafted and 109 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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball..

Contact:

Derrick Sydnor

Phone:

804-722-0141