Steamers, Pilots Split Doubleheader

Updated July 23 2016

The Edenton Steamers and Peninsula Pilots split a doubleheader, each taking a game in extra innings on Friday night. Edenton (11-3, 23-19) picked up the game two win, 4-3, while Peninsula (8-6, 27-14) collected the win in game one by a count of 5-3.

Sam Beattie shouldered the loss for the Steamers in game one. Beattie (1-3) hurled the final two innings, allowing two runs on three hits with two strikeouts. Coulton Lee picked up the win in game two. Lee (2-0) tossed three shutout innings with one walk and four strikeouts.

The game one win went to Brett Smith. Smith (4-1) pitched a scoreless ninth inning while walking one batter. Michael Parmentier took the loss in game two. Parmentier (1-2) surrendered the winning run on two hits while striking out three in an inning plus.

Game one picked up in the top of the second with no score, but the Pilots quickly changed that when Devin Mahoney smacked a homerun to left to put Peninsula up 1-0.

Solo homeruns from Will Shepherd in the third and Nick Walker in the fourth gave the Pilots a three-run advantage through the fifth inning.

Edenton cut into the Pilot lead with two runs in the sixth. Thatcher Coleman led off with his second double of the contest, and a walk to Randy Dobnak put runners on first and second. After Mitchell Price reached on a fielder’s choice to short, Tyler Ammerman made it a one-run game with a two-run double.

The Steamers tied the game in the following inning. Coleman cracked another double with one out to start the rally, and Mitchell Price’s two-out single scored Coleman to tie the game.

Neither team could break the tie in nine innings, but the Pilots quickly took back the lead in the tenth. With two outs and a runner on first, Kurt Sinnen launched a ball over the wall in right to put Peninsula up for good, 5-3.

In game two, the Pilots jumped out to a three-run lead once again, but the Steamers stormed back with a three-run sixth. Ben Prada led off the frame with a single, and Edenton loaded the bases when Drew Piscorik earned a walk and Richie Cunningham was hit by a pitch. After a fielder’s choice forced out Prada at home, Aaron Aucker cleared the bases with a double to right-center, tying the game at three.

The two squads took a 3-3 tie into extra innings for the second time that day, and the Clams broke the tie in the bottom of the ninth. Aucker started the frame with a double, and after the Pilots brought in Shepherd from center for a fifth infielder, Tony Rosselli found a hole through the left side to bring in Aucker and give the Teal and Black its first walk-off win of the summer.

The Edenton Steamers finish up the week at home against the Wilmington Sharks on Saturday. First pitch is set for 7 p.m., and fans will be treated to fireworks after the game. For more information, fans can call (252) 482-4080 or visit

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Chris Lehman


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