(Hampton, V.A.) – The Wilson Tobs' offense fell flat against the Peninsula Pilots on Monday night. The Pilots ran away with a mercy-ruled 14-2 victory over the Tobs at War Memorial Stadium.
Wilson got the offense working early in the first inning. The Tobs put their first three batters on to begin the game. Nick Rose singled to right but a throw from Cole Secrest nabbed De'Andre Pitts at home for the first out of the game. With two outs, Chris Meyers extended his hitting streak to fifteen straight games with a two-run single to give Wilson a 2-0 lead.
The Pilots battled back quickly against Tobs starter Nate Fiala. Tommy Bell launched his third home run of the season to tie the game. The Pilots made more noise with a five run second inning. Nick Gonzalez, Matt Burch, Nick Biddison and Tommy Bell all drove in runs to set Peninsula on top by 7-2 score.
Wilson's offense fell quiet. After a rough first, Pilots starter Jacob Pilarski allowed just one hit over the next four innings, retiring the final ten batters he faced. The Pilots ran away seven more runs over the final six innings, invoking the mercy rule with one out in the eighth. Peninsula took their sixth win in eleven contests against the Tobs this year with two final regular season matchups between the two this season. Fiala (3-2) was handed his second straight loss while Pilarski (2-1) worked five innings for the win.
Wilson is back at home on Tuesday night to face the Edenton Steamers at 7:00 PM. It's the last Tobs All You Can Eat Tuesday and Trivia Night. It's also our second Faith & Family Night. Tickets and details are available online at WilsonTobs.com.