Sweet Sixth Straight

Updated August 01 2016
WILSON, N.C.

The Tobs took their sixth straight win in a 6-1 effort over the Petersburg Generals on Monday.

On Faith and Family Night, the Tobs played in front of over 800 and started quickly.

 

Logan Baldwin (Georgia Southern) ripped a triple to start things off in the bottom of the first. Cameron Balego (Mercyhurst) would knock him in a batter later. Balego would score in the inning too.

 

Meanwhile, on the bump, Jeff Thompson (Belmont Abbey) was a force. Thompson fired five full innings and accrued eight strikeouts plus the win.

 

Dueling for the Generals was Dwight Velarde (Eastern New Mexico) who threw four eight strikeouts as well.

 

The Tobs added a pair of runs in the third to take a 4-0 lead. Jack Larsen (UC-San Diego) and CJ Ballard (Georgia Southern) scored.

 

Ballard would go 3-4 in the game with a double. Not to be outdone, Balego earned three RBIs.

 

Baldwin plated the game’s only unearned run in the fourth to send the Tobs up 5-1 as an answer to a Tray Roberts (Armstrong State) run.

 

One more run from Austin Fisher (Santa Clara) would seal the deal.

 

The Tobs improve to 28-22 and earn third place in the East after the win and the Morehead City loss. Petersburg falls to 14-31.

 

Thompson’s record rises to 3-4 while Velarde takes his season’s first decision as a loss.

 

The Tobs are back in action for All-You-Can-Eat Tuesday tomorrow night vs. Holly Springs, looking for their seventh straight win.

The Wilson Tobs are proud to celebrate 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 21st season in 2017, the CPL features 15 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,400 alumni drafted and 106 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.

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Drew Blevins

Phone:

(919) 818-1396