Steamers Score Nine Unanswered to Sink Salamanders

Updated July 01 2017

The Edenton Steamers (17-11) ended the first half of the 2017 season with an 11-3 win against the Holly Springs Salamanders.

Holly Springs (6-12) started off the game on a tear. The Salamanders got back-to-back home runs to take the early 2-0 lead in the first inning.

Edenton responded in the bottom half of the frame with a Jamie Galazin RBI single to make it a 2-1 game.

Holly Springs added to the lead when they drove in an RBI single of their own off Chris Ramirez to make it 3-1. However, Edenton responded in the bottom half of the inning when James Battley hit his second home run in as many games to make it 3-2.

After a scoreless third, the Steamers posted a three-spot in the bottom half of the inning to take the lead for the first time during the night. Tristen Carranza singled home a run to tie the game 3-3. William Robbins then took a ball over the center-field wall for his first home run of the season to give the Clams the lead 5-3.

Ramirez, who was lights out on the mound after the first two innings, continued his dominant performance. He worked his second one-two-three inning of the night to set down the Salamanders in order. Ramirez went seven and a third innings giving up three runs on five hits while striking out five.

The Teal and Black exploded in the seventh inning. Connor Kopach lead off the inning with a solo shot to center field to make it 6-3. After a Billy Wilson walk and a Chris Ayers hit-by-pitch, Jamie Galazin brought home a run on a sacrifice fly to make it 7-3. After a pitching change, Anthony Maselli had a two-RBI single to make it an 9-3 game. Tristen Carranza joined the hit parade with an RBI single to make it 10-3. William Robbins continued his solid day at the plate with an RBI double to right center to push the lead to 11-3.

Holly Springs finished the game allowing nine unanswered runs to cross the plate. Chris Rodriguez (0-1) got the loss for the Salamanders and Chris Ramirez (2-1) got the win for Edenton.

The Steamers will be back in action at Historic Hicks Field tomorrow night to take on Morehead City. First pitch is set for 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 or call (252) 482-4080.

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Elijah Gonzalez