Steamers Roll Into First With Two Wins Against Wilson

Updated June 26 2017

The Edenton Steamers (15-9) took down the Wilson Tobs (6-17) in both games of the doubleheader at Historic Hicks Field to move all alone into first place of the East Division.

Game 1:

The Steamers were the away team in game one because of a rainout, but the Steamers defeated the Wilson Tobs 7-4.

The Clams jumped out early when Jason Agresti had an infield single to make it a 1-0 ballgame. The Tobs answered in the bottom half of the frame with a run of their own when John Arel walked in a run for Edenton.

The Steamers responded in the third when Jamie Galazin took Marcello Betances over the center-field wall to make it a 2-1 game.

In the fourth, Joey Mundy drove in another Steamer run to push it to a two run game. New Steamer, Lucas Martinez, also brought home a run in the inning with a sacrifice fly to make it 4-1. Wilson again had an answer in the bottom half of the inning when they picked up three runs on one hit and an error to tie the game at 4-4.

The Steamers got another solo home run in the fifth when Chris Ayers went yard to give the Clams the lead back at 5-4.

The Teal and Black got more insurance in the top half of the sixth when Ayers delivered again. This time he brought home two runs on a two-RBI single to give the Steamers the 7-4 advantage.

Andrew McDonald pitched the final three innings of the seven inning affair and got the win for Edenton. Marcello Betances picked up the loss for the Tobs.

Game 2:

The Steamers took control of game two from the opening pitch. The Clams won game two by a final score of 10-0.

Eric Freeman had a sensational outing on the mound. Freeman went five innings and gave up one hit and no runs with seven strikeouts. Freeman took a no-hitter into the fifth inning of the game.

At the plate, the Steamers continued to produce. Jamie Galazin came home to score on a wild pitch to give the Steamers the early lead. After an Agresti walk, Chris Williams brought home James Battley on an RBI groundout to make it 2-0.

In the bottom half of the second the Clams opened it up. After a couple of walks and hit-by-pitches, James Battley delivered the biggest blow of the contest. Battley took a pitch over the center-field fence for a grand slam to make it 6-0. After Agresti reached on a single and stole a base, he came home to score when Chirs Williams was able to advance two bases on a throwing error by the pitcher Ted Stuka to make it 7-0.

Stuka went two innings in the game giving up seven runs, six earned, five hit and two walks.

The Teal and Black added to their lead in the fifth when Anthony Maselli doubled off of the Teal Monster to make it 8-0.

The Clams pushed two more runs across on wild pitches in the bottom half of the seventh to give them the 10-0 lead. Josh Steele came in to close things down in the seventh for Edenton.

The Steamers will be back in action tomorrow at Holly Springs to take on the Salamanders. First pitch is set for 7:00 p.m.


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Elijah Gonzalez