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Steamers Fall on Walk Off Homer in East Division Final

The Edenton Steamers (0-2) fell to the Wilmington Sharks (2-0) on a walk off home run to finish the 2017 season in the East Division Final. The Clams conclude the 2017 season 32-27 overall.

The game at Buck Hardee Field was a pitchers duel. Brayden Gorham threw all seven innings for the Sharks while giving up seven hits, two runs, one earned and five strikeouts. Cody Maw went six innings for Edenton giving up two runs on five hits while striking out five.

Both teams picked up their first two runs of the game in the third inning. The Clams got their runs thanks to a passed ball to score Anthony Maselli, and an RBI single by Billy Wilson to bring home Chris Ayers. The Sharks answered with a pair of runs on two hits and a walk. Michael Sandle delivered a two-RBI single to tie the game at 2-2.

The bats stayed quiet in the late innings of the game. Both teams stranded runners in scoring position on multiple occasions. In the bottom of the ninth, the Sharks’ Dan Wondrack hit a walk off two-run home run to left field off of Chris Ramirez to end the Steamers’ season.

Chris Ramirez (0-1) took the loss for Edenton while Ryan Hedrick (2-0) got the win for Wilmington.

The Steamers organization would like to thank all the fans that supported the 2017 Steamers this year and we hoped that you enjoyed coverage of this year’s team.

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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