Updated August 07 2016
The Edenton Steamers outscored the Fayetteville SwampDogs 23-9 as they took both ends of a doubleheader on Saturday night. Edenton (16-10, 28-26) blasted eight homeruns in the twin bill, while Fayetteville (8-17, 18-34) struck out a total of 18 times.
Ben Woodard collected the win for the Teal and Black in game one. Woodard (1-1) allowed three earned runs on eight hits while walking one batter and fanning four in five innings of work. Drew Faintich grabbed his third save, finishing the final two innings of game one while walking two and striking out two. Nico DiPaolo picked up the win in game two. DiPaolo, (1-0) hurled a scoreless fifth inning, walking two and striking out one.
Pat McGinn shouldered the loss in game one for the Dogs. McGinn (1-1) lasted 4.1 innings, allowing six earned runs on nine hits with three walks to five strikeouts. Will Edwards took the game two defeat. Edwards (1-3) surrendered five runs, four earned, on seven hits with three walks and just one strikeout.
The Steamers opened the scoring in game one with two runs in the second inning. After Tony Rosselli led off the frame with a single, back-to-back one-out doubles from Mitchell Price and Bobby Schuman gave Edenton a 2-0 advantage.
Trey Hair added a solo homer in the third to move the Clams’ lead to 3-0.
Fayetteville evened up the score with in the fifth. After cutting into the Edenton lead with a run in the fourth, AJ Gallo knocked a two-out homerun to score two and knot the game at three runs apiece.
The Steamers ran away over the final two and a half innings, plating six runs to take a 9-3 decision.
The Teal and Black picked up where they left off, taking the lead in the first inning of game two. Hair connected for a one-out double, and two batters later, Rosselli cracked an RBI single to give Edenton a 1-0 lead.
The Clams extended their lead with a two-run third, but the SwampDogs made things interesting, answering with two runs in the fourth. Michael Bell led off the inning with a walk, and a two-out homer from Tyler Tharp cut the Steamer lead to 3-2.
Edenton came right back with three runs in the fourth. Skylar Mercado led off with a moonshot over the wall in left, and two batters later, Aaron Aucker knocked a double to give the Teal and Black a two-out base runner. Rosselli added two more tallies with a long bomb to left, putting Edenton up 6-2.
The Steamers blew the game open with a seven-run fifth. Drew Piscorik, Richie Cunningham, Trey Hair and Mitchell Price all mashed dingers in the frame to push the Edenton lead to 13-2.
Fayetteville tallied four more runs, including another two-run shot from Tharp, but the Dogs couldn’t muster enough offense to catch the Clams, falling by a final count of 14-6.
The Edenton Steamers finish up their 2016 campaign on the road against the Wilson Tobs on Monday night. For more information, fan can call (252) 482-4080 or visit edentonsteamers.com.The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 20th season in 2016, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 94 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.Contact: