Never did the non athletic Wilson parents
dream of having a son in the big leagues, let alone two. On this day pitcher
Justin Wilson took the mound for the first time in his career to start against his veteran brother Brett Wilson. Usual starter Eric Wronsky was scratched from the start due to some slight pain in his throwing elbow since
his last appearance.
Each of the twins pitched
the first two innings to mere perfection. However, Brett’s team started
to pull away in the top of the third. Justin Wilson gave up 14 hits for the game,
two of which were doubles belted by Steph Joyce and Brett, until the righty Dave Uth came in to relieve in the top of the
“The control just wasn’t there,” Justin said.
“Justin just simply needs
more experience,” Brett said of his brother. “You can definitely
see the potential is there. And besides, we saw today that having Dave come in
for you isn’t the worst thing that can happen.” Uth came through
with six strikeouts, and only gave up one hit and one walk. But the experience
of the hard throwing, Brett Wilson, did not allow Team Justin to pull away with the win, despite the new found hope in Uth.
Brett sent down 14 of his opponents
swinging and only walked four. “Well I pitched alright. I definitely was getting frustrated at times, especially in the 5th, but I’ll surely take
a win anytime.” He had a shutout until the bottom of the fifth when Dave
Uth, now offensively, sparked his team with a lead off single, and later a double and 2 RBIs that would result in four runs
and five hits against Brett in all. Finally after that double by Uth, Wilson
fanned the next four consecutive batters to close out the game.
This game featured a few more
first timers including Beka Harford, Kelly McCormick, and Ashley Neconie.