Steamers lose lead late, fall to Pilots in 10th inning
From staff reports
Saturday, July 20, 2019
EDENTON — The Edenton Steamers lost to the Peninsula Pilots 8-6 in 10 innings Thursday night at Hicks Field.
The contest between the Coastal Plain League North Division rivals entered the 10th inning tied at 4-4.
In the top of the 10th inning, Peninsula (20-18, 7-5 second half) took control of the game.
With the international tiebreaker rule in effect, runners were placed on first and second base to begin the frame.
Edenton (20-17, 7-4 second half) would walk the first Peninsula batter of the inning to load the bases.
The Pilots took a 5-4 lead following a bases-loaded walk by Jack Eisenbarger to Peninsula's Jake Boone.
Eisenbarger would be replaced by Grant Crosby.
With the bases still loaded, the Pilots recorded back-to-back RBI singles by Riley Hogan and Cole Secrest to take a 7-4 lead.
The Pilots added their final run on a fielder's choice.
Edenton responded with two runs in the bottom of the 10th with one of the runs scoring on a Quincy Hamilton RBI double.
Relief pitcher Jacob Pilarski finished his third inning on the mound by ending the game on a flyout to secure the win.
Peninsula took a 2-0 lead in the top of the fifth on a Secrest two-run homer, but Edenton responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame off a three-run home run by Colin Adams.
The Steamers extended their lead to 4-2 in the seventh following a Dane Simon RBI single.
Peninsula scratched out two runs in the ninth inning to send the game to the 10th inning.
Adams finished with two hits, while Secrest went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored in the win.