By Victoria Conway
The Edenton Steamers lost 3-0 to the Peninsula Pilots Saturday evening at War Memorial Stadium.
Luke Zimmerman got the nod for the Pilots and retired the first eleven batters he faced. The southpaw also kept Edenton off the board in his five innings of work while allowing two base runners.
Jack Eisenbarger got his second start of the season and continued to shine. The left-hander tossed 6 innings, striking out six and allowing just one run. On the season, Eisenbarger has thrown 12 innings with an ERA of 0.75.
The one blemish for Eisenbarger came in the bottom of the sixth. Tommy Bell sent a 1-1 pitch over the left field wall, breaking the tie.
Peninsula scored two more in the 8th when Matt Burch ripped a two-run single to right field.
Matt Litwicki got the call for the 9th and worked around a leadoff hit to secure the save.
The Clams have three hits in their last 16 innings.
This marks the first time Edenton has been shut-out this season. It is also the first time this season Edenton did not hit a homerun.
Ian Walters extended his hitting streak to six games.
The Steamers return home Sunday when they host the Martinsville Mustangs for the first meeting of the season at Historic Hicks Field.
The Edenton Steamers are proudly celebrating their 22nd season as a member of the Coastal Plain League in 2019. 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.