Generals End Like They Begun

Updated August 03 2015

Just like the season begun it ended on the same note as the Petersburg Generals (26-29) defeated the Wilson Tobs (23-32) by a final score of 3-2. The Generals win the season series 3-2.

Jamar Hinton (North Carolina Central University) the Petersburg Area native got the start tonight and went six complete innings only allowing one hit while striking out five. The Generals’ offense supported Hinton as they put up three runs during those six innings. Two runs came at the bottom of the first inning as Joe Schrimpf (Arkansas State University) doubled to score Robert Kosch (Newberry College) and Jansen Fraser flied out to deep center to score Schrimpf. Carlos Lopez (Dominican College) added to the lead as he homered in the fourth inning and Petersburg was cruising with the 3-0 lead.

A pitching change for the Generals saw Luke Simpson (Longwood University) come to keep the Tobs scoreless, but a shallow pop up got by the centerfielder as he dove to score Chris Claire. Then Raheim Cooper grounded out to score Phil Scrietta and Wilson was only down one. 3-2.

To ensure the Generals’ victory, Coach Laney inserted Devin Sweet (North Carolina Central University, 2.58 ERA) in the eighth inning and Cameron Busby (Georgia College and State University, 1.69 ERA) in the ninth inning. The Tobs did not amass a hit the remainder of the game.

This season matches the Generals’ best record in ten years as they finished with the identical record of 26-29 in 2005. To cement his name in history hometown product Jamar Hinton (2-1) got the win and Mason Keen (3-3) got the loss.

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Derrick Sydnor