The 2019 Wilson Tobs season brought endless memories to Fleming Stadium and throughout the Coastal Plain League. For the first time in franchise history, the Tobs won the first and second half North Division titles as well as repeating as the North Division Champions for the second straight season.
The Wilson Tobs repeated their North Division championship by defeating the Peninsula Pilots 5-4 on Monday afternoon. The Tobs have advanced to the Regional Championship of the Petitt Cup Playoffs for a second straight year.
The Wilson Tobs lost a back-and-forth offensive downpour 15-10. It marked the second straight night the Tobs had surrendered double-digit runs. It was also the longest game of the season for Wilson at four hours and one minute.
The Wilson Tobs and Wilmington Sharks were rained out on Tuesday evening. The game will be made up as a part of a double-header on Friday at Buck Hardee Field in Wilmington, N.C. Tickets purchased for Tuesday, July 23’s game will be redeemable for Tuesday, July 30 as the Tobs take on the Edenton Steamers for another All You Can Eat Tuesday.
Wilson Tobs head coach Bryan Hill laughs off the idea of personal praise. “I’ve heard a couple people talk about 200 wins. You’re either old or a really good coach,” Hill joked. The skipper in Wilson tallied his 200th Coastal Plain League win on July 18, 2019 as the Tobs defeated the Martinsville Mustangs 10-3. Read more>>>
The Wilson Tobs routed the Morehead City Marlins with a season high seventeen hits and a 12-5 final score. The Tobs took both games this year at Big Rock Stadium, handing the Marlins two of their four losses at home this year.
The Peninsula Pilots walked off in the bottom of the ninth for a 6-5 over the Wilson Tobs on Saturday night. It was the second time this season that the Tobs have been walked off on. Wilson heads to the All-Star break with back-to-back losses.
The Wilson Tobs came away with their fastest nine-inning victory with a 2-1 final in two hours and nine minutes against the Wilmington Sharks on the Fourth of July. Jacob Gilmore tossed six shutout innings for his longest appearance of the season.