Tobs hit with first rainout of 2019 season

Wilson Tobs Notebook

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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 be determined.

Wilson (5-1) remains on the road Saturday to face the High Point-Thomasville HiToms at 6 p.m. and returns to Fleming Stadium on Sunday to face the Peninsula Pilots as part of “Bark in the Park” night.

Discounted tickets are available for donations to local animal shelters.

Nine former Tobs drafted

Five members of the 2018 Wilson Tobs, along with four other former Tobs and one player who had previously committed to playing for the Coastal Plain League team this summer were taken in the MLB First-Year Player Draft this week.

The highest draft position was outfielder Brenton Doyle, a redshirt junior at NCAA Division II Shepherd University who was taken in the fourth round by the Colorado Rockies with the 129th overall selection. Doyle led the Tobs in batting average (.313), hits (55) RBIs (24), stolen bases (15) and runs scored (30) last summer. This spring at Shepherd, he blasted 13 home runs and hit .392, second only to current Tob Jared Carr.

Also drafted from the 2018 Tobs were right-handed pitchers Danny Cody, Eddy Tavarez and Ryan Troutman, along with infielder Patrick Frick. 

Cody, who appeared in 22 games for Wilson last summer, went in the 17th round to the Houston Astros with the 562nd pick. The Div. III Baldwin Wallace University senior was named American Baseball Coaches Association Mideast Region Pitcher of the Year this spring.

Tavarez, who went 8-3 with a 2.17 ERA for the Tobs in 2018, was taken in the 21st round, 643rd overall, by the Milwaukee Brewers while Troutman, who had a 1.06 ERA in 17 innings with the Tobs a year ago, was taken in the 26th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. A senior at Div. II Lander University, Troutman was th 784th overall pick.

Frick, a redshirt junior shortstop at Wake Forest, went to the Seattle Mariners in the 14th round, the 426th overall pick. He played in 18 games with the Tobs in 2018, batting .284.

Left-handed pitcher Tyler Adams, a redshirt junior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who had signed with the Tobs this summer, was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 27th round with the 810th overall pick.

Ted Stuka, a UC San Diego right-handed pitcher who played with the Tobs in 2017, was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 14th round with the 412th overall selection. One of his 2017 Tobs teammates, Santa Clara University outfielder Andre Nnebe was scooped up by the Brewers with the 853rd overall pick in the 28th round.

Ethan Goforth of the 2016 Tobs and a redshirt-junior catcher at Div. II Carson-Newman, went to the Pirates in the 25th round, 754th overall.

Finally, senior right-hander Jared Janczak of TCU, a member of the Tobs in 2015, was taken in the 31st round by the Cleveland Indians with the 940th overall pick.

Youth camp starts next week

Registrations are still being accepted for the Wilson Tobs Youth Camps focusing on baseball instructional sessions in a collegiate environment.

The All-Around Camp for boys and girls ages 5-12 will be held next week, June 10-14, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The cost for the camp is $90 per participant.

The Hitting and Pitching Camp is a two-day camp, June 25-26 from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost for the Hitting and Pitching Camp is $80 per participant.

For more information, visit www.wilsontobs.com or call 252-291-TOBS (8627).