Steamers handed loss at Peninsula

By From Staff Reports

The Daily Advance

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HAMPTON, Va. — Thirteen runners were left stranded by the Edenton Steamers in a 4-2 loss at Peninsula on Wednesday.

It marked the second-straight loss for Edenton (25-9, 5-2 second half) against the Pilots, but it can stop the string tonight when the Coastal Plain League East Division rivals meet at Hicks Field.

David Bednar took the loss on the mound despite a strong performance.

One of the Steamers’ seven CPL All-Star players for next week at Florence, the Lafayette sophomore surrendered just two earned runs in five innings and struck out seven.

Both of the runs came in the second inning while Edenton responded in the fourth with a Mick Fennell sacrifice fly to score Nick Maguire.

Peninsula bumped its advantage to 4-1 in the eighth and a rally in the final frame fell short despite having the bases loaded with just one out.

Another sacrifice fly plated a run, but Chance Shepard struck out to end the game.

Despite the loss, the CPL East first-half division champs stayed atop the second half standings by a game past Holly Springs.