Huge 4th inning leads to Tobs win

Updated July 21 2017

The Wilson Tobs defeated the Peninsula Pilots, 4-2, Friday at Historic Fleming Stadium.

After the win, the Tobs improve to 4-8 and 17-27 on the year while the Pilots fall to 8-5 and 24-17 on the season.

Game Rundown
- Peninsula hit a home run in the second to take an early 1-0 lead
- AJ Hunt and Jake Holtzapple hit RBI singles while Carson McCurdy hit a RBI single and scored on a wild pitch in the fourth to take a 4-1 lead
- The Pilots scored the last run of the game off a walk which led to the final score, 4-2

Stat Stuffers
- Dawnoven Smith went 3-for-4 with three singles
- Sam Luchansky started and threw five innings, tallied three strikeouts and received the win which gives him a 4-4 record on the season

On Deck
The Tobs will head to Morehead City, N.C. to take on the Marlins. The Tobs will be back at Historic Fleming Stadium Sunday at 5 p.m. against the Edenton Steamers. It will be Bang for Your Buck Sunday which features $1 hot dog, popcorn and snow cones! It will also be Scout and Troop Night!


The Wilson Tobs enter their 21st season as an original member within the Coastal Plain League for the 2017 summer. The upcoming season for the Tobs will see an expanded community outreach effort, increased participation in helping the less fortunate and more exciting entertainment for the Wilson Community. We would like to dedicate each successful season to the Wilson Community, Coastal Plain League Organization, Host Families, Sponsors Partners and the Dedicated Fans throughout the city of Wilson. The Wilson Tobs have played host to over 100 alumni taken in the draft and have produced a dozen players who have gone on to play in the MLB, including Cy Young & MVP winner Justin Verlander. For more information on the Wilson Tobs, visit our website

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 22nd season in 2018, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,450 alumni drafted and 111 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at and follow us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball..


Eric Evans II