Five Pilots’ pitchers combined for a shutout against the Wilmington Sharks last night, leading them to a 6-0 victory.

Nick Willard (Liberty) got the start for the Pilots and went five full innings, the longest he has pitched into a game all season, and he was phenomenal. The righty only allowed two baserunners, striking out five batters in five dominant innings.

The bullpen was not going to be outshined, as all four pitchers after Willard didn’t give up a run. Robert Cook (Old Dominion), Michael Caldon (Felician University), Olvis Genao (Southeastern University), and Jay Schueler (Southeastern University) all kept the shutout alive in relief.

Hunter Cole (Randolph Macon) won CPL Hitter of the Night behind an incredible performance. Cole was everywhere tonight, going 4-5 with two triples, two RBIs, and three stolen bases.

Trey Morgan (VMI) also recorded multiple hits on the night, going 2-3 with a run and a walk.

The Pilots began the scoring in the first inning, as left fielder Ryan Dooley (James Madison) drew a walk with the bases loaded to walk in a run.

The Pilots batted around in the sixth inning, scoring five runs on six hits. Hunter Cole highlighted the inning, hitting a two-run triple down the right-field line, his second triple of the game. RBI singles by Henry Garcia (Howard College) and Ethan Ott (UNC Pembroke), extended the lead to 6-0, the final score.

The Pilots will be on the road tomorrow to face the Tri-City Chili Peppers.