Tobs trail early, lose Saturday at Edenton

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EDENTON — The Wilson Tobs yielded eight runs in the first inning and, throughout, Tobs pitchers struggled to retire former Hunt High standout Bryson Worrell in a 10-6 Coastal Plain League summer collegiate baseball loss to North Division rival Edenton on Saturday night,

Wilson, coming off a 13-12 loss in 11 innings to Fayetteville on Friday night, saw its North Division lead dwindle to one game against first-half winner Peninsula. The Tobs stand 7-2 in second-half play and 17-16 overall. Edenton emerged 4-6 and 16-20, respectively.

Left fielder Worrell, coming off his freshman season at East Carolina, triggered the Steamers’ 11-hit offense with a 4-for-5 showing that included a double.

Worrell capped Edenton’s eight-run first with a three-run double and added a run-scoring single in the seventh that scored right fielder Troy Maslowski, a rising junior at Barton College.

Maslowski, a recent addition to the Edenton roster, also belted a solo home run in the fifth inning.

For the Tobs, Jack Duffy rapped three hits in five trips and all-star center fielder Brenton Doyle added two hits in four trips.

Doyle slapped a two-run double in the third. In the same inning, Ben Faso singled in a run.

Duffy ended Wilson’s scoring with a two-run homer in the sixth.

Starting Tobs left-handed pitcher David Harrison took the loss, his third without a win. Harrison lasted only two innings.

Collin Storms, the third of five Edenton pitchers, earned the win with a four-inning stint.

Score by innings:

Wilson 103002000—6

Edenton 80001010x—10

WP-Collin Storms (1-1) 4 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO. LP-David Harrison (0-3) 2 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO.

LEADING HITTERS — Wilson: Jack Duffy 3-5, HR, 2 RBI; Brenton Doyle 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Edenton: Bryson Worrell 4-5, 2 R, 2B, 4 RBI; Nate Gardner 1-2, RBI; Troy Maslowski 1-3, HR, 2 R, RBI.