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Edenton Overcomes Five Run Deficit, Knock Down Pilots in 10

Edenton Overcomes Five Run Deficit, Knock Down Pilots in 10

By Victoria Conway

The Edenton Steamers defeated the Peninsula Pilots 10-9 in ten innings Thursday night from Historic Hicks Field.

The victory marks the third walk-off win for the Clams in 2019, improving their record to 2-1 in extra innings.

Edenton was able to overcome multiple deficits and an hour rain delay to knock down the Pilots.

After three innings, Peninsula was up a 7-2. Edenton got within two runs, but Cole Secrest responded with a two-run home run, extending the Pilots' lead, 9-5.

In the bottom of the seventh, the first four Steamers reached against Jacob Pilarski.

Clams got within two when Jake Evans singled to right, plating Justin Drpich. Anthony Stehlin followed with an RBI single of his own, bringing Edenton within one.

Ian Walters rolled an RBI fielder's choice to second base, tying the game at 9.

The rain began to fall and play was paused for an hour. At 11:30pm, play resumed in the top of the 8th.

John Dowless tossed a scoreless eighth inning in relief. The left-hander has not allowed a run in ten of his tweleve appearances this season.

Nick Torres earned the win behind his two scoreless innings, including stranding a lead-off base runner in the ninth and working around two base runners due to the international tie-breaker rule in the tenth.

In the bottom of the tenth, Alex Alders lead off the inning with a bloop single which loaded the bases. Quincy Hamilton, the next man up, drew a walk which brought in the game winning run.

With the victory, Edenton improves to 3-2 in the second half and 16-15 overall. Clams hold a 7-3 season series lead over the Pilots.

Up next, the Steamers travel to War Memorial Stadium to take on the Pilots who have a 13-3 record at home this season.

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 or call (252) 482-4080.