The Pilots won in convincing fashion tonight, defeating the Wilson Tobs 9-2 behind a terrific pitching performance by Brian Ereu (Univ. of Science and Art). Over seven scoreless innings, he gave up four hits and struck out nine.

Chris Martinez (Univ. of Science and Art) and Mason Dunaway (James Madison) had multi-hit games for the Pilots. Dunaway’s average sits at .407 after getting seven hits in his last eight at-bats.

The Pilots started this game off hot, scoring three runs in the first inning before recording an out. Pilot runners showed off their blazing speed, stealing seven bases in the inning!

Henry Garcia (Howard College) showed why he was voted as a CPL All-Star, generating a run. He earned a walk, stole two bases, and scored on a bunt single by Mason Dunaway (James Madison). Justin Starke (VMI) scored Dunaway and Ryan Dooley (James Madison) with a single up the middle.

Aaron Manias (Nebraska) kept the scoring going with an RBI double down the left-field line. After going through the entire order, the Pilots were up 5-0 after the first inning.

Brian Ereu had his stuff going in the second inning, striking out three Tobs en route to a scoreless top half.

Trey Morgan (VMI) did Trey Morgan things in the top of the fourth inning, making a diving catch in center field to take a hit away.

After four innings of no scoring, Mason Dunaway broke the drought, doubling in two runs in the sixth inning. After an error scored another run, the score was 8-0 Pilots after six.

Chris Martinez (Univ. of Science and Art) hit his team-leading fifth home run of the season in the seventh inning, continuing the onslaught.

Wilson scored their first run of the game in the top of the eighth, doubling down the left field line, scoring one. An error later in the inning put across another run, making the lead 9-2.

The Pilots are at home again tomorrow to face the Martinsville Mustangs.