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The Wilson Tobs’ 6-2 loss to the Edenton Steamers on Sunday night seemed destined to be a close game until the end. And in a close game, every hit matters to the final score.  Through … more
Suggesting that Barton College Athletic Director Todd Wilkinson, when he brought Pittsburgh native Jim Chester to North Carolina to become the Bulldogs head baseball coach, he opened more doors for … more
HAMPTON, Va. — With the red-hot Edenton Steamers breathing down their necks, the Wilson Tobs needed a dramatic, come-from-behind 13-11 victory Friday night against the host Peninsula Pilots to … more
Even after a long day of baseball capped with heartbreak in extra innings, the Wilson Tobs exited two contests against the Martinsville Mustangs on much better terms than they started the … more
EDENTON — After a charmed start to the season that saw it stake claim to the best record in the Coastal Plain League, the Wilson Tobs are now in a freefall. Wilson stumbled to its fifth … more
Going into the second game of Tuesday night’s Coastal Plain League doubleheader at Fleming Stadium, the Wilson Tobs had been limited to two hits or less in two of their last four … more
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Fueled by a five-run fourth inning, the Martinsville Mustangs (5-8) defended their home turf of Hooker Field with a 6-0 shutout of the Tobs (8-3) in what was scheduled to be … more
A five-game winning streak, an undefeated mark in Fleming Stadium and supremacy against a division opponent all crumbled for the Wilson Tobs in Fleming Stadium on Saturday night. First baseman Rob … more
Head coach Jim Chester and his new staff took a giant step in 2019 in turning around the Barton College baseball program in just Chester’s second season. However, Chester, a Pittsburgh … more
In many ways, the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship can be considered the fairest postseason event in all of college athletics. As a friend was once observant enough to tell me, it combines … more
MOREHEAD CITY — Right now in the Coastal Plain League’s North Division, it’s the Wilson Tobs — and then everyone else. The Tobs remained head and shoulders above their … more
In recent days, Mother Nature hasn’t been kind to the Wilson Tobs. In a week’s time, four of the Tobs’ last five games have been canceled or called early due to rain — as … more
Atypical situations call for atypical actions. Playing for the first time in four days — three rainouts and a day off —  the Wilson Tobs resorted to piggy-back or stack pitching … more
CHAPEL HILL — One day after North Carolina’s bullpen imploded, Austin Bergner and Austin Love combined for a clutch pitching performance in a six-hit, 2-0 shutout of Auburn on Sunday as … more
The soggy weather kept the Wilson Tobs off the field for a third straight day as Sunday evening’s Coastal Plain League home game against the Peninsula Pilots was rained out. The Tobs, who … more
As the only charter member remaining in NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas, the Barton College athletic program took two strokes of its grandfatherly beard during the 2018-19 school year, and, by … more
The first rainout of 2019 for the Wilson Tobs caused Friday night’s scheduled game against the Edenton Steamers at Hicks Field to be postponed. The contest will be made up a future date to … more
At long last, will this weekend finally be the moment for the East Carolina baseball team? After fighting its way back through the losers bracket by dropping its opening game in the NCAA … more
University of North Carolina junior Ashton McGee, a product of Charles B. Aycock High, was selected in the 18th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Milwaukee … more
Wilson Tobs head coach Bryan Hill couldn’t have said it any better: “Early offense helps everything.” The Tobs pounced for four runs in the bottom of the first inning and … more
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