Game 1:

The Pilots won the first game of the double-header 11-6. The game was all knotted up through seven, but the Pilots dominated in extra innings with seven runs.

Chris Martinez (Univ, of Science and Art) was the player of the game for the Pilots tonight, going 2-2 with a solo home run and two walks.

Ethan Ott (UNC Pembroke), Hunter Cole (Randolph Macon), and Ryan Dooley (James Madison) each had one homer and three RBIs.

Tri-City jumped out to an early lead behind a two-run home run in the first inning.

The Pilots needed runs badly in the top of the fifth, and Ryan Dooley (JMU) delivered. With two outs and runners on first and second, Dooley put one over the left field wall to give the Pilots a 3-2 lead.

A two-run single regained the lead for the Chili Peppers in the bottom of the fifth.

Chris Martinez tied the game in the sixth with his seventh homer of the season.

Ethan Ott opened up extra innings with a three-run blast to center field, putting the Pilots up 7-4. Marc Cisco (Queens College) kept the runs coming with an RBI single to right.

Hunter Cole (Randolph Macon) followed suit, blasting a three-run homer to make the lead 11-4. With that, the Pilots had recorded seven runs in the inning before recording an out.

Homers weren’t Pilot exclusive, as the Chili Peppers led off the bottom half with a two-run home run, but this was all they could do as the Pilots held on for the win.

Game 2:

The Pilots lost game two of the double-header 5-3. The bats slowed down for the Pilots, only recording five hits in the second game.

Nate Varnier (William Peace) had a solid performance out of the bullpen, giving up one run over his 2.1 IP and striking out five.

Chris Martinez hit a two-RBI double to left field to score two runs in the first inning to put the Pilots up 2-0.

The Chili Peppers got these runs back quickly in the bottom half with an RBI single.

Marc Cisco (Queens College) got the lead back for the Pilots, singling in the second, but a wild pitch in the bottom half evened the score up again. An RBI single regained the lead for the Chili Peppers.

A double scored another run in the fourth inning for the Chili Peppers, but a would-be second run was thrown out at the plate.

The Pilots are back home tomorrow at 7 PM to face the Tri-City Chili Peppers for the third time in two days.