Steamers Fall to Pilots for Fifth Time

Updated June 28 2017

The Edenton Steamers (15-11) took a tough loss to the Peninsula Pilots (15-10) tonight. With the loss the Steamers drop out of first place in the East Division.

The game was very quiet through the first three innings. In the fourth, the Pilots struck first. After a one-out single by Drew Delsignore, Johnathan Embry reached on an error by Chris Williams at first to make it runners at the corners with one out. Connor Davis followed that up with an RBI single to make it 1-0. Spencer Horwitz added to the inning when he drove in a run from second to add to the lead.

In the bottom half of the inning, the Clams cut into the lead on a very bizarre play. After a walk by Jason Agresti, Billy Wilson advanced to third on a wild pitch, but he did not stop and was thrown out at the plate. Agresti took off for second after the play at the plate, and the throw to get Agresti went into center field. This allowed Agresti to go to third, but then Kieton Rivers bobbled the ball and Agresti came all the way around to score to make it 2-1.

Peninsula responded in the top half of the fifth when Kieton Rivers sent a ball over the Teal Monster to make it 3-1.

In the bottom half of the frame, the Steamers made their move. Chris Williams hit a one-out homer run to cut the deficit to 3-2. After Carranza reached on an error and advanced to second, Connor Kopach drove him in with an RBI double to tie the game at three.

The Clams brought in Andrew McDonald in the seventh to face the Peninsula lineup, but the Pilots answered. They led off the inning when Scott Dabrule reached on an error by Kopach. Kieton Rivers followed with a single down the right field line to put runners on the corners. Matthew Schneider brought home Dabrule on an RBI single to retake the lead 4-3.

After Logan Augustine was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Steamers’ coach Dustin Coffman pulled McDonald in favor of Carmen Giampetruzzi. Johnathan Embry would bring home the only run the rest of the inning when he hit a sacrifice fly to right field to make it 5-3.

The Pilots showed dominance on the mound the rest of the way surrendering just two hits in the last three innings to pick up the 5-3 win.

Colt Harlow (3-0) picked up the win for Peninsula to stay perfect on the season, and Andrew McDonald (2-2) got the loss for Edenton. Nathan Eaton came in to get the save for the Pilots.

These two teams will meet tomorrow in Peninsula. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium.

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 or call (252) 482-4080.

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 22nd season in 2018, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,450 alumni drafted and 109 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 and follow us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball..


Elijah Gonzalez