Tobs’ game at Morehead City canceled, playoff chances increase

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Raindrops are falling on the head of the Coastal Plain League’s North Division, and the Wilson Tobs couldn’t be happier about it.

With the Tobs (22-21, 12-7 second half) leading the Peninsula Pilots (26-16, 9-8 second half) by two games for the second-half division title and the Edenton Steamers by two games for the second playoff spot from the North, Monday’s game against the Morehead City Marlins was canceled and will not be made up. At the same time, a scheduled doubleheader between the Pilots and Marlins was also canceled.

Therefore, with Wilson set to welcome Peninsula to Fleming Stadium for two contests Tuesday, the Tobs’ chances to officially clinch a spot in the Petitt Cup Playoffs increased. One game will be resumed with the Pilots leading Wilson 2-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning, with the regularly scheduled contest to follow.

Both Wilson and Peninsula have six games remaining entering Tuesday’s two-game set. Edenton (21-24, 9-10 second half) has five games left.

Martinsville (21-26, 10-12 second half) has four games to go following a lopsided loss to Forest City on Monday night and hosts the Tobs in what is currently Wilson’s regular season finale Saturday.

The CPL regular season must conclude Sunday with makeup games that can affect playoff spots, if necessary.