Peninsula’s recent offensive tear continued Sunday, and Wilson just happened to be on the receiving end of it.

The Pilots (13-3) throttled the Tobs (6-10) 12-2 at Fleming Stadium, collecting 10 hits while capitalizing on the plethora of mistakes offered by Wilson’s pitching staff and defense.

The Pilots’ offense struck early like they did Saturday against Tri-City  for three and five runs in the second and third innings, respectively.

The first four Peninsula hitters reached to lead off the top of the second.

First baseman Justin Starke doubled and fellow Keydet Trey Morgan dropped down a sacrifice bunt to move him over to third. Tobs right-handed Braxton Bragg committed an error, allowing Starke to score on the play.

Three pitches later, sophomore third baseman Mason Dunaway picked up his 13th RBI of the season on a single to plate Morgan, extending the Pilots’ lead to 2-0 in the second.

The three-run second inning was capped off by redshirt freshman designated hitter Alden Mathes — who tied a single-game franchise record by collecting five hits against the Chili Peppers Saturday — as he roped a single to score Dunaway from third base.

Just an inning later, Peninsula’s bats continued its feast.

Starke led off for the second inning in a row, collecting his second hit in as many at-bats as he laced a 3-1 pitch for a double.

The Prince George, Virginia, native later scored on a bases-loaded RBI single from the third Virginia Military Institute product in Sunday’s lineup, shortstop Zac Morris, stretching Peninsula’s lead to 4-0 in the third

With the bases still loaded after Morris’ single, Mathes was hit by his second pitch in as many nights, picking up RBI No. 2 in a painful manner.

The Richmond Spider was 1-for-2 with two RBIs Sunday before being lifted for freshman right fielder Elijah Lambros in the top of the sixth.

After a Jack Dragum RBI walk, the next two Peninsula runs came on a fielder’s choice from junior utility Erik Stock and an error from Wilson first baseman Riley Jepson to put the game out of reach at 8-0.

The Pilots added three more in the fifth on a fielder’s choice error, a bases-loaded walk and a 6-4-3 double play — its final runs until the eighth inning.

Morgan turned around a Dylan Pottgieser fastball, sharply driving it to the wall in right-center field for an eighth-inning leadoff double.

Morris followed that up two batters later with an opposite field double to almost the exact same spot as Morgan’s, trading places with his college teammate to extend the lead to the game’s final 12-1.

Morris ended his night 2-for-4 with two RBIs, doubling his season total.

The Pilots’ offense walked eight times on the night, getting plunked by four pitches with Wilson helping the cause by committing three errors on the night.

Peninsula’s pitching should not be overshadowed by the offense either.

The first Tobs run came on a sacrifice fly in the third inning courtesy of junior infielder Gary Mattis. After that, the pitching staff posted five consecutive zeros — allowing just one runner to second base — until the ninth when Drew DeVine smacked a backside RBI single to right field.

The bullpen’s effort was led by Pilots righty Gage Williams who logged four scoreless relief innings, while allowing just two hits and striking out four, extending his scoreless innings streak to seven to start his 2021 season. 

Peninsula returns home to War Memorial Stadium Monday at 7 p.m. where it will have a chance to add on to its 4-0 start against Wilson this season. The Pilots will be hosting their weekly Dollar Dog Night promotion at War Memorial Stadium where hot dogs will be $1 each.