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Steamers shut out by Pilots

Peninsula 12 Edenton 0

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Edenton Steamers' Colin Adams

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From staff reports

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

HAMPTON, Va. — The Edenton Steamers dropped a Monday night road game to the Peninsula Pilots 12-0 in a seven-inning affair.

Edenton pitcher Blake Beers pitched into the fifth inning before being taken out of the game.

His line finished at four innings, seven runs, five earned, three walks and seven hits.

Peninsula (6-4) scored four runs in the fifth inning against Beers and Jack Eisenbarger. They then tagged pitcher John Dowless for five runs in the sixth inning.

The Pilots finished with 12 hits, with just two of them being extra bases, and were helped by six defensive errors committed by the Steamers (5-3).

Edenton had five hits in the game, two coming from catcher Colin Adams.

It’s the second game the Steamers have been shut out this season as Peninsula pitching is responsible for both games.

The Pilots’ Douglas Palmer pitched the first three innings, allowing two hits and two walks while allowing no runs.

Tyler Hagedorn earned the win by shutting out Edenton in the final four innings. He allowed three hits and didn’t walk anyone.

Both the Steamers and Pilots were a half-game behind first-place Wilson as of Monday night.

Edenton’s home game against Morehead City on Tuesday night was postponed and will be made up in a doubleheader on July 26. The Steamers are on the road against Wilmington at 6:05 p.m. tonight.