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A baseball player prefers to look past possibly ending the season with a strikeout. That situation is among numerous reasons that former Hunt High all-star Jacob Williamson, approaching his second year at the U.S. Naval Academy, hopes to return … more
EDENTON — Neither starting pitcher lasted the first inning as the Wilson Tobs dropped a Coastal Plain League summer collegiate baseball doubleheader to the Edenton Steamers by scores of 15-6 in the first game and 13-11 in an extra inning in … more
Another stout pitching performance and efficiency in capitalizing upon Fayetteville’s inability to make plays resulted in the Wilson Tobs claiming a 5-2 Coastal Plain League summer collegiate baseball victory against the Fayetteville SwampDogs … more
More like it! Well, until the top of the ninth inning. The Wilson Tobs, through eight innings, rode a sterling pitching performance from right-hander Casey Williams and the willingness of the offense to hustle and manufacture runs to a 4-0 … more
HAMPTON, Va. — The Wilson Tobs continued to fly the unfriendly skies Wednesday night inside War Memorial Stadium. Facing the Peninsula Pilots for the fourth time in the early portion of the Coastal Plain League season, the Tobs led 4-2 in … more
Just when the Wilson Tobs summer collegiate baseball team appeared to be lifeless Tuesday night, a ninth-inning rally gave the Fleming Stadium crowd reason to get excited. Trailing 5-0 entering the bottom of the ninth, the Tobs were galvanized by … more
On Monday afternoon, Aaron Lynch’s cell phone mailbox was full and could not accept any new messages. Real big surprise there. Lynch, the second-year head coach of the Wilson Tobs and a first-year volunteer assistant at Davidson College, … more
Monday night’s scheduled Coastal Plain League game between the Wilson Tobs and Edenton Steamers from Hicks Field was postponed due to rain in the Edenton area. The first 2017 meeting between the teams will be made up as part of a … more
HAMPTON, Va. — Unfortunately for the Wilson Tobs, they continued to fly the unfriendly skies Friday night inside War Memorial Stadium. Although the Tobs had the tying run just 90 feet away in the top of the ninth inning, Peninsula Pilots … more
Interim head coach Sean Willingham and third baseman Jacob Williamson reflected on the Wilson Tobs’ Thursday night’s 6-0 Coastal Plain League summer collegiate baseball loss to the Peninsula (Virginia) Pilots as an occurrence that … more
For a college student still a couple of months from his 21st birthday, Dexter Wright has a perspective not often found in his age group. The 2014 Hunt High School graduate will be a redshirt junior on the North Carolina State University football … more
MOREHEAD CITY — Jacob Williamson’s RBI triple in the top of the 10th inning plated Roberto Rivera, and the Wilson Tobs summer collegiate baseball team staved off a massive late-inning collapse Wednesday night with a 9-8, 10-inning … more
Senior Calvin Hawke becomes the third Barton College athlete in 2016-17 to be proclaimed Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of the Year. Hawke was recognized in the sport of baseball and also captured the distinction his junior year. He … more
As far as the starting arms are concerned, the traditional adage that pitching trumps hitting in the infant stages of the Coastal Plain League season had no place within the confines of Fleming Stadium on Tuesday night. With the Wilson Tobs … more
All-America accolades are piling up for Barton College athletes Larry Russell, a sophomore men’s track and field performer, and Andrew Webster, a senior baseball player. On Tuesday, Russell was proclaimed first-team All-America in NCAA … more
When the Wilson Tobs summer collegiate baseball team launches its 21st season in the Coastal Plain League on Tuesday night in Fleming Stadium against the Peninsula Pilots, the Tobs will be without their head coach for at least the first few days of … more
Wilson Tobs third baseman Jacob Williamson, left, offers pitcher K.J. McAllister a word of encouragement during the Tobs season opener Sunday night in Fleming Stadium, an 11-6 exhibition win over the … more
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The storybook finish for the East Carolina baseball season was not to be Sunday in the American Athletic Conference tournament championship game. Instead, the Pirates were simply finished after Houston rode the hot bat of … more
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