Five-run eighth inning powers Clams past Tobs

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From staff reports

Monday, June 17, 2019

WILSON — The Edenton Steamers defeated the Wilson Tobs 11-5 Saturday night at Fleming Stadium.

Edenton (4-7) knocked out 14 hits in the win.

Rob Weissheier paced the Steamers at the plate as he went 3-for-5 with three runs scored, two home runs and six RBI.

His performance led for him to be recognized by the Coastal Plain League as having the Offensive Line of the Night.

Weissheier is a junior first baseman from Hofstra University.

Edenton held a 2-1 lead after 1 ½ innings following a Weissheier two-run home run in the top of the second.

Wilson (8-2) tied the game in the bottom of the second on a De’Andre Pitts RBI groundout.

A Weissheier RBI groundout gave the Clams a 3-2 lead in the third.

The Steamers added three runs in the fifth with two runs scoring on a Jordan Fitzpatrick double and on a Sam Freedman single.

The Clams led 6-3 after five innings, but Wilson posted two runs in the bottom of the sixth to cut the deficit to a run.

Edenton put the game out of reach with a five-run eight inning.

Quincy Hamilton had a two-run single, while Weissheier capped his outing with a three-run home run to left field.

Fitzpatrick went 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI, while Anthony Stehlin and Jake Evans each had two hits in the win.

Jack Eisenbarger got the start on the mound for Edenton and went four innings, gave up three hits, two earned runs, three walks and four strikeouts for the no decision.

CJ Dornak pitched three innings in relief, gave up three hits, two earned runs, a walk and posted a strikeout for the win.