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Steamers Fall in Shootout at Historic Hicks Field

The Edenton Steamers (20-14, 3-3) took a tough loss against the Fayettevile SwampDogs in a high-scoring affair at Historic Hicks Field. The SwampDogs (22-13, 4-3) defeated the Clams 17-12.

The SwampDogs jumped out to the early lead and never looked back.

Jameel Edney hit a three-run home run to get the scoring started in the top half of the first.

Edenton answered back in the first with a James Battley RBI double to make it 3-1.

Fayettevile responded with six more home runs to continue to stretch their lead to double digits.

The biggest blow was a grand slam by Jayson Newman in the fifth to make it 15-4. Newman finished the night 3 for 4 with four runs scored and five RBIs.

Jameel Edney, who followed Newman in the order, finished the night 3 for 6 with two runs scored and four RBIs.

Newman and Edney combined for 10 RBIs in the game for Fayetteville. The Swamp Dogs scored a run and hit a home run in every inning through the first six innings of the game.

Kelvan Pilot had a rough outing on the mound for the Steamers. Pilot went three innings giving up nine runs on six hits with four walks and no strikeouts.

The Steamers answered back with nine runs through the fourth inning to the sixth inning, but it was not enough.

The bottom of the lineup was the biggest production spot for the Steamers. Dom Cuevas and Paul Rufo, hitting eighth and ninth respectively, combined for seven RBIs on the night.

Cuevas was 2 for 3 with a home run and four RBIs, and Rufo was 1 for 5 with three RBIs.

The Clams loaded the bases in the ninth and brought home a run to cut the lead to 17-12 late in the game.

However, it was not enough after Ricky Heagarty struck out Billy Wilson and Jamie Galazin to secure the win for the SwampDogs.

Brian Ricker (1-0) got the win for Fayetteville while Kelvan Pilot (3-1) got the loss for Edenton.

The Steamers will be back in action tomorrow at Morehead City.

First Pitch from Big Rock Stadium is at 7:05 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 nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 94 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.

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