HOLLY SPRINGS — The offense of the Wilson Tobs was dormant for the second straight night Tuesday in a 7-1 loss to the Holly Springs Salamanders.
In the process, the Tobs officially set a new record for losses in the club’s Coastal Plain League era, dropping to 16-35 overall and 7-15 in the second half with just five games remaining.
Holly Springs, still trying to chase down the East Division’s second-half title and a berth into the Petitt Cup playoffs, improved to 24-26, 13-9 in second-half play.
The Tobs have lost 34 games in a season twice in each of the 2002 and 2012 seasons.
Against the Salamanders, Wilson fell be hind early on Cory Wood’s two-run homer in the bottom of the first.
Wilson halved the margin in the fourth, barely legging out a double play to plate its only run.
Wood struck again in the fifth with a two-RBI hit, and in the seventh, Holly Springs tacked on three more runs to complete the scoring on a two-run double by Dalton Hoiles and an RBI single from Dominick Cammarata.
The combination of East Carolina hurler Cam Colmore and Louisville’s Phillip Sanderson, a product of D.H. Conley High, muted the Wilson bats.
Wilson visits War Memorial Stadium for the final time in 2017 on Wednesday, completing a three-game road swing at Peninsula.