The Peninsula Pilots (14-5) earned their 10th victory in 11 games, routing the Wilmington Sharks 14-3 at War Memorial Stadium.
Fireworks followed the game, which drew a crowd of 2,462. Two women gained dates with Pilots players Will Shepherd of Liberty and Sam Tidaback in a team-sponsored promotion.
Garrett Brooks, from Chesapeake and East Carolina, tripled twice, drove in four runs and scored three for the Pilots. Georgia catcher Brandon Stephens was 2-for-4 with three runs and two RBI, and Southern Indiana's Kyle Kempf drove in three runs.
Southeast Missouri State's Ryan Lenaburg (3-0) pitched six innings for the win, yielding three earned runs and six hits. UNC Greensboro's Blair Betts and Lenoir-Rhyne's Wes McGuire came out of the bullpen to shut out the Sharks (10-12) in the final three innings.
Xavier Paul singled home the winning run in the ninth to give Norfolk a series-opening 2-1 win over Indianapolis before 6,414 at Harbor Park, ending the Tides’ three-game slide.
The Tides (30-45) began their winning rally against the West Division-leading Indians (43-31), the Pittsburgh Pirates' top affiliate, when pitcher Wirfin Obispo committed a throwing error, allowing Francisco Peguero to reach second base.
Brett Wallace received an intentional walk, and Peguero took third on a wild pitch. Paul then lined a single up the middle.
Tides starter Nick Additon, normally a reliever, gave up just one run in a 5 1/3-inning start. Brock Huntzinger and winner Preston Guilmet combined to pitch 3 2/3 scoreless innings.