Tobs knock off Steamers in 10th inning

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From staff reports

Monday, June 24, 2019

EDENTON — The Edenton Steamers lost to the Wilson Tobs 4-2 in 10 innings Saturday night at Hicks Field.

The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak for the Steamers.

The game was tied 1-1 after nine innings.

In the top of the 10th inning, Wilson (12-7) took the lead for good.

With two runners on base due to the international tiebreaker rule that is used after the ninth inning, Wilson’s Christian Avant hit a three-run home run to give the Tobs a 4-1 lead.

Edenton (10-9) scored a run in the bottom of the frame on an Alex Alders RBI single.

With runners on first and second with one out, Wilson relief pitcher Taylor Soper was able to close out the game by forcing Edenton’s Rob Weissheier to ground into a double play to end the game.

Soper pitched two innings in relief to earn the win.

Wilson took a 1-0 lead in the fourth following a Chris Meyers RBI flyout that scored Jared Carr from third base.

Edenton countered in the bottom of the fifth inning.

With a runner on third base, Weissheier doubled to center field to score Alders to tie the game at 1-all.

It was a struggle offensively for the Clams as the team was held to three hits in the contest.

Alders went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI.

Avant went 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI, while Carr posted two hits for the Tobs.

Payton Rice got the start for Edenton and went six innings, gave up four hits, an earned run, two walks and registered 13 strikeouts for the no decision.

Wilson’s Nicholas Hollas pitched seven innings, gave up two hits, an earned run, no walks and struck out 11 Edenton batters in his start.