(Edenton, N.C.) – The Wilson Tobs rallied for five runs in the ninth for a 13-9 win over the Edenton Steamers on Wednesday night. It was Wilson's second and final win at Hicks field this season.
The first lead of the night belonged to Edenton. Ian Walters singled home the game's first run. The next batter reached on an error to give the Steamers a 2-0 margin in the first. The Tobs tied the game in the top of the second inning with a Chris Meyers solo home run. De'Andre Pitts later doubled home Nick Rose. Wilson grabbed a lead in the third inning as Christian Avant scored on a groundout and Kevin Jordan came across on an error.
Wilson's 4-2 lead didn't last long. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Rob Weissheier sent a two-run home run to left field to knot the game at four apiece. The Steamers exploded for four runs in their half of the fourth. Ian Walters plated a pair with a double. Justin Drpich drove in two himself with a single to double up the Tobs with an 8-4 Edenton advantage.
The Tobs touched up for a lone run in the sixth inning. Jared Carr drove in his 27th run of the season with a sacrifice fly to plate Avant. Wilson got back within two after Michael Calamari extended his hit streak to nine with an RBI single to left. The ball popped out of the glove of a diving Dane Simon as Wilson's deficit sat at 8-6.
With a run scored and a hit in the game, Avant came to the plate with a runner on third and two outs in the eighth. Avant sent a no doubt home run to left field for his fifth of the year. It was his fourth against Edenton and third at Hicks field to tie the game at eight.
The Steamers took the lead on a close play at the plate in the bottom of the inning. Walters slowly tapped a ball back to Tobs reliver Josh Arnold who attempted a glove flip to the plate but was unsuccessful as Edenton grabbed a 9-8 advantage.
Heading to the ninth, Wilson's offense erupted for five straight hits. Meyers and Rose singled to begin the inning. With both standing in scoring position, Michael Calamari ripped a double just inside the first base foul line to plate the runners to give Wilson a 10-9 lead. Hunter Gore doubled home Calamari to run reliever John Dowless out of the game. The inning was capped with a Coleman Sawyer two run home run for his first long ball of the season. The Tobs began the inning with five straights and five straight runs to take a 13-9 lead. A double play ended the bottom of the inning as Wilson took the game at Hicks Field 13-9.
CJ Gonzales (2-5) got the final four outs for the win. Dowless (3-2) suffered his second loss of the season. Over the course of the two-game series, the Tobs and Steamers played seven hours and thirty minutes exactly, sharing 47 runs, 52 hits, ten errors and 40 runners left on base. The two teams split the final two matchups of the season 1-1.
Wilson returns home on Thursday night for the final Thirsty Thursday of the season. It's also 90's night at the ballpark with special 90's themed promotions and music throughout the night. Dress in your favorite 90's attire! Tickets and details are available at WilsonTobs.com.