Peninsula scored four runs in the first inning on two hits, four walks and two sacrifice flies as the Pilots posted a 7-2 Carolina League victory over the Prince William Pirates last night before 1,299 at Prince William County Stadium in Woodbridge.
Jose Leiva led off the game with a triple. After Graylyn Engram walked, Sergio Perez lofted a sacrifice to center field that scored Leiva. Ray Roman and Ron Gideon followed with walks to load the bases. Dan Odgers then hit a slow ground ball that third baseman Dimas Gutierrez fielded too late as Engram scored the second run. Wayne Dannenberg walked to force in the third run and Dave Kennard's sacrifice fly to left field gave the Pilots a 4-0 lead.
Peninsula added a run in the second and two in the seventh to give the Pilots their third consecutive victory over Prince William.
Bill Morton (8-5) was the winner, allowing six hits, six walks and two earned runs. Mike Jackson got his first save of the season, striking out four in four innings.
In the Prince William second, Lance Belen and Burk Goldthorn singled with one out. Bobby Bonilla walked to load the bases, and Reggie Barringer walked to force in Belen with the Pirates' first run.
Prince William scored again in the fourth inning on Bonilla's RBI grounder.