Tobs beat Pilots in 6 innings, 3-2

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HAMPTON, Va. — The Wilson Tobs owned a 5-2 lead in the seventh inning against the host Peninsula Pilots when Monday night’s game was halted because of rain, and since the Tobs owned a one-run lead after six full innings, Wilson walked away with a 3-2 victory after the game was called due to unplayable field conditions.

Since five innings were completed, the game is official with the score reverting back to the last completed inning — a 3-2 Tobs win.

Wilson moved to 12-4 in the division and 22-18 overall, while Peninsula, the first-half division winner, exited 9-7 and 26-15, respectively.

The Tobs stretched their division lead to three games against the second-place Pilots with 10 regular-season games remaining.

Wilson and Peninsula tangle twice more — on Friday and Tuesday, July 31. The Tobs evened the season series at 5 games each with the win.

The Tobs scored first in the top of the first inning. Matt McCourt singled and later scored on Brenton Doyle’s groundout.

Despite pitching in considerable traffic, Wilson starting pitcher David Harrison, a freshman left-hander from North Carolina State University and Rocky Mount, kept the Pilots off the scoreboard the first four innings.

But Peninsula chased Harrison with two runs in the fifth.

Tyler Adams rapped a two-run single.

However, Wilson retaliated with two runs against Pilots reliever Paul Hall Jr. in the sixth.

Doyle stroked a run-scoring single and Caleb Dean snapped a 2-2 tie with an RBI double.