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A Billiken Joins the Tobs

May 16, 2017 - Coastal Plain League (Coastal Plain) - Wilson Tobs News Release

Wilson, N.C. - The Wilson Tobs will receive some 'good luck' as the St. Louis Billikens will be sending junior infielder Alex King to the Tobs organization for the summer.

King, 6'2" junior from Lenexa, Kansas, posted a .297 batting average with a team-high 38 runs scored. King tallied 26 walks, which is the second highest on the Billikens' roster, 12 doubles and seven home runs.

"If we are going to win games, we need people to get on base," head coach Aaron Lynch said. "Alex gets on base and will be very effective in the season."

In the field, King saw 203 chances with committing only seven errors which led to a .966 fielding percentage. King also turned 28 double-plays on the season.

The Wilson Tobs home opener for the 2017 season is Sunday, May 28th at 6 p.m.. The Tobs will be facing the Fuquay-Varina Twins. Season tickets, ticket packages and single-game tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at or by calling, (252) 291-8627.

The Wilson Tobs enter their 21st season as an original member within the Coastal Plain League for the 2017 Summer. The upcoming season for the Tobs will see an expanded community outreach effort, increased participation in helping the less fortunate, and more exciting entertainment for the Wilson Community. We would like to dedicate each successful season to the Wilson Community, Coastal Plain League Organization, Host Families, Sponsors Partners, and the Dedicated Fans throughout the city of Wilson. The Wilson Tobs have played host to over 100 alumni taken in the draft and have produced a dozen players who have gone on to play in the MLB, including Cy Young & MVP winner Justin Verlander. For more information on the Wilson Tobs, visit our website .

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