Steamers held to a hit in loss to Marlins

Morehead City 1 Edenton 0

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By PJ Potter

Thursday, August 2, 2018

MOREHEAD CITY — The Steamers suffered a tight 1-0 loss on Wednesday night against the Morehead City Marlins at Big Rock Stadium. This marks the first time the Steamers have played since Friday night.

The loss snaps Edenton's three-game win streak, putting their second half record to 9-11.

Edenton's AJ Spencer battled for a tough seven innings as the starter, but was tabbed with an unearned run, and that's all the Marlins needed to squeeze a victory.

Spencer fell to 0-5, but his season earned run average dropped to 4.34. He punched out five batters, bringing his summer total to 65, placing him in second in the entire Coastal Plain League.

Octavio Mirabal imporved to 5-0, matching Spencer's seven shutout frames. Mirabal surrendered just one hit, a bunt down the third base line. Besides that, he impressed all night.

Zach Vennaro scooped his second save, fanning three batters in two scoreless innings.

For the Clams, Tyler Jones tallied the only hit for the Steamers. Ben Whetstone also reach on a walk.

On Morehead City's end, Hunter Shepherd led the way with three singles. Alex Pimentel logged the only other base knock for the Marlins.

Craig Lewis finished with the only run batted in.

The Steamers return to action today on the road against Wilson set for 7 p.m.