The Pilots beat themselves tonight, losing 11-2 to the Tri-City Chili Peppers. Control was a problem for Pilots’ pitchers, recording eleven walks/HBP and three passed balls.

Justin Starke (VMI) was the only source of runs for the Pilots, hitting a two-run blast in the sixth inning.

Tri-City capitalized on Pilots’ mistakes in the second inning, scoring four runs with two of them coming on wild pitches. They scored two more runs later in the inning on a single and a sacrifice fly, making it 4-0.

The runs kept coming for the Chili Peppers, scoring four in the third inning, capitalizing on more Pilots’ miscues. A couple of walks followed by a hit-by-pitch, error, and a single spelled bad news for the Pilots, as the Chili Peppers went up 8-0.

Tri-City put two across in the bottom of the fifth, as the Pilots beat themselves again. Walks, a wild pitch, and an error put these runs across.

Justin Starke (VMI) homered for the second time in the last two nights in the sixth inning, getting the Pilots on the board with a two-run shot.

The Pilots look to bounce back tomorrow night, facing the Wilson Tobs at home.