Wilson got the win for Peabody (8-2). She gave up two runs on six hits in five innings of work, walking only one and striking out six. Emma Faulkner had an RBI double in the second inning to drive in Mayblyum, who had walked. The only other run came home on a passed ball in the first inning.
Wilson ran into a little trouble in the fifth when Emma Walsh beat out a bunt and Sam Rizzo singled to left. But she bore down to struck out the next three batters to get out of the jam.
“Shelbi had a nice change up that was working well all game,” said Melanaphy. “We’re in a dog fight with Classical, and if we want to win the division we have to start playing well every game. Offensively and defensively I was pleased with what I saw tonight.”
Raymond and Brothers led the attack with three hits apiece while Romano, Smith, Wallace, McHugh, and Dabney each had two. Dabney also made the defensive play of the game on a terrific diving catch on a popup to end the second inning and leave Faulkner stranded at second base.
The Tanners will be back in action under the lights at Beverly’s Innocenti Park tomorrow night.