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Shortened contest hurts Edenton in road loss

Shortened contest hurts Edenton in road loss

By PJ Potter

In what was already scheduled to be a shortened game between the Steamers and Peninsula Pilots, the rain cut two more innings of action on Tuesday night in Hampton, Virginia, giving the Pilots a 1-0 win in five innings. Edenton's record is now 2-8 and Peninsula's is 7-2.

The two clubs were set to play two separate seven-inning games, but the weather would not hold up to make it past the first.

The one run scored was off a RBI double from Dalton Dedas in the second inning to left field. Tyler Adams came around to cross home after getting hit by a pitch by Edenton's starter AJ Spencer. Duncan Hunter was held up at third base after the hit was ruled a ground rule double.

AJ Spencer went all five innings in the losing effort for the Clams. He fanned seven Pilots at the plate and walked three alongside two hit batsmen.

Kyle Kovach started for Peninsula, but was hurt after tossing a pitch to Bryson Worrell in the second inning. He exited after 1.2 innings with no runs allowed and one strikeout.

Aaron Winkler subbed in on short notice, but looked great for the Pilots. He tossed 3.1 shutout frames, punching out six Steamers without giving up a hit.

Zane Harris, Will Ethridge and Anthony Warneke each logged singles off of Kovach. Warneke, Rich Ciufo and TJ Wegmann worked one walk each as well. 

Tucker Maxwell had the only other base knock on Peninsula's side, a bunt ground ball. Dominic Toso walked twice and Dedas and Hunter each walked once.

The game was logged at three hours and 14 minutes, but over an hour of the time was waiting in a delay. The second game of the doubleheader will once more be made up on June 28.

Edenton next plays on Thursday night on the road against the Wilson Tobs.

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.