By Victoria Conway
The Edenton Steamers knocked down the Wilson Tobs 6-2 on Sunday evening from Historic Fleming Stadium.
For the second consecutive night, staring pitching dominated the early parts of the game for both sides.
Alex Theis and Nate Imig did not allow a hit through the first three innings of the game.
The one blemish on the evening for Theis came in the fourth inning. After two walks and a single, Shamoy Christopher came home to score on a wild pitch that plated the first run of the game.
Edenton responded in the top of the sixth when Quincy Hamilton laced a two-out RBI single to right field, tying the game at 1. Hamilton has 22 RBI on the season which leads the CPL.
In the bottom of the 7th, Kevin Jordan hit a leadoff homerun off of Holden Drake, giving Wilson the 2-1 lead.
Grant Crosby entered the game for his team leading tenth appearance and stranded two runners.
Josh Arnold tossed a scoreless seventh inning for Wilson and returned to the mound for the 8th.
The Clams loaded the bases for Brycen Thomas who chopped a ball into centerfield, giving the Steamers a lead for the first time, 3-2.
Crosby ran into trouble in the bottom of the 8th as the Tobs were threatning with runners at 2nd and 3rd. The lefty bounced back and retired the next two batters, preserving the lead for Edenton.
The Teal and Black added some insurance runs in the top of the 9th. Following back-to-back singles by Jake Evans and Anthony Stehlin, Kenny Oyama dunked a ball into shallow centerfield for a two-run single.
Heading into the bottom of the frame, Clams led 6-2.
R.D. Lutze came on and threw a clean inning to shut the door on the Tobs.
Edenton now sits one game out of first place in the North division and hold a 4-3 series lead over Wilson. The two teams will not see one another for the remainder of the first half.
Up next, Edenton welcomes in Morehead City on Monday night 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.