Updated June 30 2017
The Edenton Steamers (16-11) took down the Peninsula (15-11) 6-3 in a tightly contested contest at War Memorial Stadium.
The Pilots jumped out to a 3-0 early in the contest. Peninsula brought home three runs on four hits in the first inning. Mathew Schneider delivered the first blow of the inning with a two-RBI single to make it 2-0. Connor Davis brought home the final run of the inning when he brought in a run on a sacrifice fly to push the lead to 3-0.
The Steamers slowly but surely began to respond. Anthony Maselli cut into the deficit when he hit a solo home run opposite field to left to make it 3-1.
In the fifth, Edenton made it even closer when Connor Kopach took a hanging breaking ball over the left-field wall to make it 3-2.
After a scoreless sixth inning, the Steamers delivered a big blow in the seventh. Billy Wilson hit a two-run shot to right center to give the Teal and Black the 4-3 advantage.
The long ball struck again in the eighth for the Clams when James Battley crushed a home run to right field to make it 5-3.
Meanwhile, Nick Spear worked two scoreless frames in the seventh and the eighth. Spear worked his way out of a jam in the eighth when he struck out Connor Davis with runners at second and third for the Pilots.
The Clams added insurance in the ninth when Maselli came home to score on an RBI single by Connor Kopach to make it 6-3.
Carmen Giampetruzzi came in to shut things down for Edenton in the ninth. Giampetruzzi worked a one-two-three inning to secure the win and his fifth save of the season.
Nick Wegmann (4-1) got the win for the Teal and Black. After a tough first inning, Wegmann then worked five more scoreless innings giving up three runs on five hits with five strikeouts. Vinnie Tarantola (2-2) picked up the loss for Peninsula.
The Steamers will be back in action on Saturday to wrap up the first half of the season against Holly Springs at Historic Hicks Field. First pitch is at 7:00 p.m.
The Edenton Steamers are proudly celebrating their 20th anniversary season as a member of the Coastal Plain League in 2017. Be sure to follow the Teal and Black on social media to stay up to date with all things Steamers. You can find the team on Facebook @EdentonSteamers, Twitter @EdentonCPL, Instagram @edentonsteamers, and Snapchat @edentonsteamers. For more information visit edentonsteamers.com or call (252) 482-4080.The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 21st season in 2017, the CPL features 15 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,400 alumni drafted and 106 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: