EDENTON, N.C. – Catcher Hunter Coleman connected on his first home run of the season for the Wilson Tobs on Tuesday night as the Texas A&M product finished the contest 2-for-3 at the Plate. Edenton held off a late rally by the Tobs to record a 4-2 victory.
Coleman tallied two of the Tobs' four hits in the contest while working a walk. JT Stone and newest Tob, Jack Duffy recorded the other two hits for Wilson. Stone produced an RBI for the Tobs with a single to right center in the top of the fifth inning.
Wilson tallied both its runs in the fifth inning against Edenton starter Charles Hall. Coleman crushed a ball to center field to trim the deficit to 4-1. Following a single by Duffy and Ben Faso being hit by the ball, Stone plated Duffy to make it 4-2. The Steamers got out of the inning with a groundball and fly out.
The Steamers would take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning as Wilson starter Jason Cornatzer issued a bases-loaded walk to Nick Caruso. Edenton loaded the bases again in the bottom of the third inning as Cornatzer exited the game in favor of Cody Smith. A wild pitch and sacrifice fly in the inning increased the advantage for Edenton to 3-0.
Another sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fourth inning upped the Edenton lead to 4-0 as the Steamers found themselves with a comfortable advantage. Tripper Ergle, Danny Cody, and Jared Gallagher closed the night for the Tobs by tossing four innings of scoreless baseball. Ergle and Cody each fanned three Edenton batters in the contest.
Cornatzer (0-3) fanned three batters and walked four through 2.1 innings of work and allowed three runs off three hits for the Tobs. Hall (1-0) limited the Tobs to four hits through seven innings of work and fanned eight batters. His only blemish would be the two-run fifth inning. Zach Stromberg notched his first save of the summer by tossing a scoreless eighth and ninth inning. Stromberg fanned five of the eight batters that he faced to go along with a pair of walks.
The Tobs will have an off day on Wednesday before returning to action on Thursday night against the Martinsville Mustangs. First pitch in Martinsville is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Wilson is back at home on Friday night against the Peninsula Pilots at 7 p.m. It will be Diggin in the Diamond Night courtesy of Saslow's Jewelers in Wilson. Fans can register for tickets and the chance to participate in the postgame festivities at Saslow's.
The Wilson Tobs enter their 22nd season as a founding member of the Coastal Plain League. The upcoming season for the Tobs will see an expanded community outreach effort, increased participation in helping the less fortunate, a Pettit Cup Championship team, 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, Corporate 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.
Season tickets and ticket packages are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (252) 291-8627, or by visiting www.wilsontobs.com/tickets.