Wilson did all the small things that rarely show up in scorebooks and Jamie Peterson turned in a tough pitching performance yesterday, holding H.D. Woodson to five hits, to lead the Tigers to a 7-5 decision in the Interhigh League baseball tournament championship game at the RFK Auxiliary Field.

Wilson concluded its season at 16-1 and won its second tournament crown in four years. The Tigers lost in the final to Ballou last year. In Coach Richard Janigian's four seasons, his teams have a league mark (including tournament play) of 58-6 and are 63-12 overall.

Peterson, who had three no-hitters this season, wasn't overpowering and struggled throughout. But the side-arming junior consistently worked his way out of trouble. He allowed three runs in the first inning, two on a home run by Henderson Mosley, and single runs in the sixth and seventh. Woodson stranded nine runners, three of them at third base; two others were thrown out attempting to steal.

"I was very nervous early and I threw far more pitches than I wanted to," said Peterson, who walked seven and hit three others. "Fortunately, the walks didn't really hurt me. I had to rely a lot on my curve, especially near the end."

The end was a long time coming. Going into the last inning, Wilson led, 7-4. Mosley hit his second homer of the game to make it 7-5.

"Both of those home runs came off curves, too," said Peterson, who finished the season at 7-2.

Peterson then allowed a walk and a single sandwiched around a forceout. Gerard Gee bounced into another force play, but reached on a throwing error. With runners at second and third, Peterson bore down and struck out Marvin Williams to end the game and another successful Tigers season.

"Peterson was under quite a bit of pressure, throwing the final game, and I thought he did well when he needed to," Janigian said. "That's why we gave him the MVP over Jose {Almonte}. Woodson got three quick runs, but I told the kids it would take more than three to win this game. Woodson scored four in the first inning when we played them earlier and we came back to win {6-5}."

After spotting the Warriors (15-4) three runs, Wilson scored two later in the inning without benefit of a hit. A hit batsman, a walk and two errors allowed the Tigers to cut the lead to 3-2.

But Wilson, which benefited from six errors, six stolen bases, four wild pitches and a key bunt, went ahead, 5-3, in the next inning. Wyatt Green singled and Scott Cartland walked. Nathan Smith ripped an RBI single to left field to tie the game at 3-3. Mosley struck out the next two batters but John McCarthy slapped a ground ball single to left to score Cartland. Smith and McCarthy moved up on stolen bases before Almonte hit a line drive to center to score Smith.

Bryan Briscoe relieved Mosley and held the Tigers until he allowed a walk to Almonte to lead off the sixth. Almonte scored on Robert Klein's sacrifice fly.