Updated July 05 2017
The Tobs had won four of their previous five games entering Wednesday night, but the streak of recent success came to an end at the hands of the Edenton Steamers at Historic Hicks Field.
Edenton blanked the Tobs, 17-0, in a game that was called after seven innings of play due to lightning in the area.
The Tobs managed just two hits offensively, those coming off a single from AJ Hunt (NC A&T) and a double from Brady Lloyd (ECU).
Casey Williams (Liberty) got the start on the mound for the Tobs, and lasted only two innings. After surrendering two home runs in the first inning, Williams had command trouble in the second. He exited the game having walked seven batters and hitting one man. He was charged with eight runs (six earned) and tagged with the loss, going to 2-3 on the year.
Will Edwards (Chowan) pitched the third and the fourth for the Tobs. He gave up three earned runs on four hits, walking three and striking out one.
Cole Hinnant (Francis Marion) was by far the most effective Tobs pitcher on Wednesday night. The right-hander threw two innings and retired all six men he faced.
Hinnant was lifted in favor of Tristan Roberts (Presbyterian) who struggled to throw strikes. The lefty faced five hitters and was unable to record an out, surrendering five runs (four earned) and walking four hitters.
Finally, Henry Cartrett (USC-Aiken) came on in relief of Robert. Cartrett recorded all three outs in the seventh, allowing one earned run.
After Cartrett finished the inning, a lightning strike was seen outside the park and the game was immediately called by umpires Bryant Hodge and Jake Brichta.
The Tobs fell to 1-2 in the CPL second half with the loss. Edenton with the win moved to 1-1.
The Tobs are back home Thursday night for Planet Fitness Night and Throwback Thirsty Thursday for a 7:05pm first pitch against the Holly Springs Salamanders. Fans can enjoy $1 select beer, draft beer specials, and half-price fountain drinks.
The Wilson Tobs enter their 21st season as an original member within the Coastal Plain League for the 2017 Summer. The upcoming season for the Tobs will see an expanded community outreach effort, increased participation in helping the less fortunate and more exciting entertainment for 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. The Wilson Tobs have played host to over 100 alumni taken in the draft and have produced a dozen players who have gone on to play in the MLB, including Cy Young & MVP winner Justin Verlander. For more information on the Wilson Tobs, visit our website www.wilsontobs.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: Phone: