By PJ Potter
The Edenton Steamers fell to the Peninsula Pilots 8-3 on Sunday night at War Memorial Stadium. The loss puts the Clams back in last place in the North division in the second half at 6-10.
The Pilots were held without a run until the sixth inning. Carson Lester, who made his first start of the summer, dominated Peninsula in 4.2 innings of shutout work with seven strikeouts.
Peninsula waited for Lester to come out of the game to begin their surge at the plate. Scoring three runs in the sixth and seventh frames each, they added two more in the eighth to close the door on Edenton.
The Steamers are now 2-9 against the Pilots this year.
Zane Harris continued his hitting streak to 14 games, going 3-for-5 with one RBI. Over this span, he has 24 hits.
Ben Whetstone went deep for the fourth time in his past five games, a solo shot to right field in the eighth. He ended the night with two hits.
For Peninsula, Jack Strunc had a perfect 5-for-5 performance from the second spot in the order with one run batted in and two more scored.
Cole Prestegard provided the strength with four RBI on two separate hits.
Tyler Adams walked three times, hitting 1-for-2 with two more runs driven in.
Hunter Martin was tabbed with the victory, tossing a shutout sixth inning for Peninsula.
Earning the loss was Angelo Gennari, who surrendered three runs in 1.1 frames.
The Steamers return to action on July 24 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.