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Dusty Baker was a Coastal Plain League All-Star in the 2019 season while helping the Morehead City Marlins win their second straight Petitt Cup. While the CPL All-Star Game and Petitt Cup playoffs … more
HAMPTON, Va. — The Wilson Tobs showed Sunday night there’s more than one way to win a Coastal Plain League game, but having Jared Carr in the lineup still seems to be the best way as they … more
    HAMPTON, Va. — It’s almost as if the Wilson Tobs picked up a head start on the rest of the Coastal Plain League’s Mid-Atlantic Division. If not all three of … more
These days, social distancing is all the rage. On the field, the Wilson Tobs fell into two distinctly different categories when it came to adherence Thursday night in its Coastal Plain League … more
George Clark, one of Wilson’s greatest high school athletes in the first half of the 20th century who went on to star in football and baseball at Duke University, died Thursday at the age of … more
Back in 1957, Wilson baseball fans had a chance to show how much they loved having a minor league team play here and they came through. The year before, Wilson got its first minor league team … more
TARBORO — The Wilson Tobs concluded their four-game exhibition swing prior to Thursday’s Coastal Plain League opener in unbeaten fashion Monday night, claiming a 4-1 victory over the … more
The Wilson Tobs kept up its stingy exhibition offensive approach Sunday night, scoring in each trip to the plate en route to toppling the High Point-Thomasville Locos 14-2 in six innings at Fleming … more
The Coastal Plain League landscape for the 2020 season seemingly changes by the day. With the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, several teams around the league have made the decision to suspend … more
It was the seventh inning of Friday’s 2020 exhibition opener for the Wilson Tobs, and “Cotton Eye Joe” blared over the Fleming Stadium loudspeakers. Usually, that’s the cue … more
For at least the next three weeks, Wilson Tobs baseball will be conducted behind closed gates. That’s the edict coming from the summer collegiate baseball organization Thursday, one day … more
Almost a half century has passed since one of the forerunners to Conference Carolinas, the Carolinas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, discontinued football after four programs departed for the … more
The recent southside trend for the Wilson Tobs continued as the summer collegiate baseball franchise announced the signings of three left-handed pitchers Thursday, a day after three lefty batters … more
A Coastal Plain League veteran and a former player in the Cape Cod League comprise two left-handed batters that the Wilson Tobs have added to their roster for the 2020 season with the additions of … more
Wilson Tobs executives are closely monitoring the progress of a bill in the North Carolina General Assembly that would allow Minor League Baseball stadiums in the state to open and hold events at 10% … more
Derek Hamm only needed one year to prove himself as the next men’s and women’s golf coach at Barton College. The former Bulldogs standout had been the interim head coach after being … more
While it’s hard to imagine William Hesmer not ending up in the athletic hall of fame wherever he chose to attend college, his decision as a senior at Hunt High some 20 years ago proved to be … more
The Wilson Tobs will play a Coastal Plain League schedule in 2020, albeit with a different look and an emphasis on divisional play. Originally scheduled to be a 42-game slate that opened July 2, … more
Barton College head football coach Chip Hester will return to the venue where he spent 11 years at the helm when the Bulldogs open their first season in 70 years on Sept. 12 at Catawba … more
East Carolina’s storied swimming and diving programs aren’t going down without a fight. After the school announced May 21 that it would shutter four of its sports programs, including … more
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