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Head coach Jim Chester and his new staff took a giant step in 2019 in turning around the Barton College baseball program in just Chester’s second season. However, Chester, a Pittsburgh … more
In many ways, the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship can be considered the fairest postseason event in all of college athletics. As a friend was once observant enough to tell me, it combines … more
MOREHEAD CITY — Right now in the Coastal Plain League’s North Division, it’s the Wilson Tobs — and then everyone else. The Tobs remained head and shoulders above their … more
In recent days, Mother Nature hasn’t been kind to the Wilson Tobs. In a week’s time, four of the Tobs’ last five games have been canceled or called early due to rain — as … more
Atypical situations call for atypical actions. Playing for the first time in four days — three rainouts and a day off —  the Wilson Tobs resorted to piggy-back or stack pitching … more
CHAPEL HILL — One day after North Carolina’s bullpen imploded, Austin Bergner and Austin Love combined for a clutch pitching performance in a six-hit, 2-0 shutout of Auburn on Sunday as … more
The soggy weather kept the Wilson Tobs off the field for a third straight day as Sunday evening’s Coastal Plain League home game against the Peninsula Pilots was rained out. The Tobs, who … more
As the only charter member remaining in NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas, the Barton College athletic program took two strokes of its grandfatherly beard during the 2018-19 school year, and, by … more
The first rainout of 2019 for the Wilson Tobs caused Friday night’s scheduled game against the Edenton Steamers at Hicks Field to be postponed. The contest will be made up a future date to … more
At long last, will this weekend finally be the moment for the East Carolina baseball team? After fighting its way back through the losers bracket by dropping its opening game in the NCAA … more
University of North Carolina junior Ashton McGee, a product of Charles B. Aycock High, was selected in the 18th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Milwaukee … more
Wilson Tobs head coach Bryan Hill couldn’t have said it any better: “Early offense helps everything.” The Tobs pounced for four runs in the bottom of the first inning and … more
Apparently, the Peninsula Pilots were not warned to look out for DeShawn. Right fielder DeShawn Lookout slugged a triple and two doubles, drove in two runs and reached base all five plate … more
While most college baseball players are unencumbered by distractions once the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft arrives, Wilson Post 13 alum Spencer Brickhouse cannot place himself in … more
GREENVILLE - Cliff Godwin sat at a post-game press conference and allowed a long pause to overtake the room. His team had just extended its season into Monday night with a victory over Campbell in … more
HAMPTON, Va. — The Wilson Tobs offense that had scored 39 runs in three Coastal Plain League games so far this season ground to a halt Monday night in an 11-0 loss to the host Peninsula … more
 GREENVILLE — While it’s a long road to fight back through the turmoil of the losers bracket, the East Carolina baseball team used simple, brute force to reach a regional … more
GREENVILLE — Lewis Godwin hides it well. Exceedingly well. There were few, if any, outward signs of angst and anxiety as the East Carolina baseball team fought for its postseason life in … more
GREENVILLE — North Carolina State’s baseball season came to an end after the Wolfpack fell to host East Carolina, 9-2, Sunday in the Greenville Regional.  The Wolfpack, which … more
GREENVILLE — When dumped into the losers bracket of a double-elimination tournament, long outings from a starting pitcher are more than welcomed. East Carolina got every bit of that and more … more
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