Wilson, NC – The #3 Pitt County team spent the last 48 hours at Historic Fleming Stadium taking care of business. The Wilson Tobs High School Fall League wrapped up its 8th successful season with a two-day playoff that consisted of the following teams: Pitt County, Wake County, Franklin County, and Nash County. Franklin County was set to defend their 2017 championship as the #1 seed, but Pitt County was ready to compete.
In game 1 of the playoffs #2 Wake County fell to #3 Pitt County by a score of 14-3. Game 2 consisted of #1 Franklin County beating #4 Nash County by a score of 6-1.
The 2018 Wilson Tobs Fall League Championship was set and Tuesday night there would be a champion crowned. Returning champions #1 Franklin County and # 3 Pitt County were set to go head to head. Franklin County had the advantage over Pitt County in the regular season beating them 2 out of the 3 times. The teams met twice in their last three games of the season in a battle for the #1 overall seed.
Pitt County struck first in the top of the second inning and capitalized on a throwing error with a base hit to take a 2-0 lead. Pitt County's pitching staff took a no-hitter into the fourth inning before Franklin County battled with an infield single and a hit batter to build a rally with two outs. Pitt County pitcher Jack Rhodes would then strike out the next batter he saw on 3 pitches to end the inning. Pitt added an insurance run in the 7th on a Skyler Cross single, his 3rd RBI on the night. Franklin County would go down quietly in the 7th to allow Pitt County to celebrate at home plate with a 4-0 victory.
In 2018 the Wilson Tobs High School Fall League saw 7 different teams compete with players from all around the area. The league consisted of 14 different high schools ranging from 1A to 4A in school size. The Wilson Tobs 8th annual High School Fall League battled through two hurricanes yet produced another successful season. The Wilson Tobs would like to thank our supporting sponsors; Thomas Law Attorneys, Greenlight, EmergeOrtho and the Wilson Visitors Center, for making it our league possible. We look forward to season number 9 being even better.