The surging Peninsula Pilots met their match Saturday night in North Carolina, falling 4-3 to the Wilson Tobs.
North Carolina Tar Heels player Korey Dunbar belted a two-run, go-ahead homer to cap a three-run eighth inning for the Tobs, who overcame the Pilots' two-run lead.
Old Dominion's Jordan Negrini homered for the Pilots (24-17), who fell to 10-4 in the second half of the CPL season.
In the top of the eighth inning, the Pilots' Jordan Negrini of Old Dominion broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run homer over the left-field wall, scoring East Carolina's Garrett Brooks and giving Peninsula a 3-1 edge.
But in the bottom of the eighth inning, Wilson scored on a double-play grounder, making it 3-2. Gloucester High graduate Joey Burney of ODU then singled, prompting Pilots coach Hank Morgan to bring in closer Ryan Cook.
He suffered his first loss of the season as the initial batter he faced, Dunbar, laced a ball over the wall in left-center to capture a 4-3 lead.
If not for newcomer Eric Thames, Norfolk would've been no-hit by Charlotte as the Knights beat the Tides 5-2 before 8,113 at Harbor Park.
Thames had two hits, including a solo home run in the fourth, but the rest of the Tides were 0-for-23 against winner Andre Rienzo, Leyson Septimo and Jake Petricka, the White Sox affiliate's pitchers.
Former Tide Steve Tolleson had a home run and two RBI for Charlotte.
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The Richmond Flying Squirrels (47-54) earned their fifth victory in six games, defeating Bowie 2-1 in 10 innings before 8,785 at The Diamond.
Javier Herrera hit a single to right field to score Ryan Lollis for the walk-off victory.
Niuman Romero's RBI double to left field put the Baysox (51-49) ahead 1-0 in the third, but former U.Va. player Jarrett Parker scored on reliever Oliver Drake's wild pitch in the seventh to force a tie.
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