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Bats come to life in slug fest loss

Bats come to life in slug fest loss

By PJ Potter

The Clams blasted four home runs in a 16-10 losing effort to the Peninsula Pilots on Friday night at Historic Hicks Field.

The run total marks the most plated Steamers of the season, surpassing the previous year-high five runs.

Rich Ciufo scorched two round-trippers of his own to bring his home run total to three. Zane Harris smashed a mammoth shot to right field and Nick Caruso smoked a grand slam in the seventh inning.

But the offensive barrage was not enough because the Pilots brought its own heavy artillery, adding five home runs and four doubles. Tyler Adams amassed four hits, three runs and two RBI, including a homer and a two-bagger.

Matthew Schwarz collected three hits and two runs driven in from the leadoff spot. Peninsula's catcher Dalton Dedas had just one hit, but it was a grand slam in the ninth inning to put the cherry on top for the Pilots.

Every hitter in the Peninsula lineup scored at least once and six of them logged at least one RBI.

Four hitters scattered two hits for the Steamers and four drove a run home.

On the mound, Ryan Devine got the win as the Pilots' starter, going five innings with one strikeout and one run allowed. Christian Ryder and Kyle Kovach combined for nine earned runs over 2.2 innings. Kyle Kovach tossed 1.1 scoreless frames.

Matt Gill was given the loss, moving to 0-2 after throwing five innings with three runs and two earned. 

Edenton is back in action Saturday night at Wilmington set for 7 p.m.

The Edenton Steamers are proudly celebrating their 21st season as a member of the Coastal Plain League in 2018. 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.