A four-run eighth inning propelled the Pilots to a win over the Tri-City Chili Peppers 6-1. Both the offense and pitching were on last night, with a hit margin of 10-4 Pilots. After this win, the Pilots now sit 1.5 games behind the Morehead City Marlins in the second half.

Walker Fuller (Barton) had a nice start for the Pilots, giving up one run over four innings pitched.

Olvis Genao (Southeastern University) pitched three innings of work, giving up no runs on two hits, striking out four. With his performance, he earned CPL Pitcher of the Night.

Michael Caldon (Felician University) pitched the last two innings, giving up no runs on no hits, striking out two.

Ryan Dooley (James Madison), Mason Dunaway (James Madison), and Cole Stanford (Lenoir Rhyne) led the Pilots in hits, each recording two.

Hunter Cole (Randolph Macon) generates a run by himself in the first inning. The lefty singled, stole two bases, and scored on a throwing error by the catcher.

Tri-City threatened to score in the top of the second, getting runners on first and third with no outs. A strikeout, caught stealing, and a flyout to right field got the Pilots out of the inning with no damage done.

Marc Cisco (CUNY Queens College) brought in the game’s second run, hitting a sacrifice fly to right field to score Ryan Dooley (James Madison).

A single to left field scored Tri-City’s first run in the top of the fourth.

The Pilots scored some insurance runs in the eighth, putting across four runs on four hits and three walks. Justin Starke (VMI), Ryan Dooley, and Trey Morgan (VMI) all had RBIs in the inning.

The Pilots now head on the road to face the Wilmington Sharks.