Steamers Late Rally Takes Down Tobs in Final Home Game

Updated August 04 2017

The Edenton Steamers (29-24, 12-13) took down the Wilson Tobs (17-37, 8-9) 9-5 in the final home game of the season at Historic Hicks Field. With the win, the Clams are just one win away from clinching a spot in the 2017 Petitt Cup Playoffs.

Edenton jumped out to the early lead with an RBI single by Billy Wilson to make it 1-0. The Steamers added to the lead in the fifth when Billy Wilson brought home his second RBI of the game on a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0.

Chris Ramirez held down the fort for Edenton through the first five innings. However, the Tobs responded in the top half of the sixth.

Wilson got a pair of tow-run home runs from Shane Shepard and Josh Ladowski to take the lead 4-2. This was the first and last lead for the Tobs.

With the Clams trailing, Anthony Maselli hit a solo home run out to right to cut into the lead. Maselli also broke a CPL record tonight in consecutive stolen bases going 30-for-30 on the season. Billy Wilson followed the Maselli home run with a solo shot of his own to tie the game 4-4. The Steamers retook the lead on an error by Austin Fisher after Chirs Ayers came home to score.

Anthony Maselli came in during the eighth inning for Edenton, but the Tobs got the second homer of the night from Shane Shepard to tie the game. The bottom half of the eighth inning was very friendly to the Steamers. The Steamers brought home four runs on no hits and one error to take the 9-5 lead. Carmen Giampetruzzi worked the ninth inning to help the Clams to victory.

Anthony Maselli (1-0) got the win for Edenton and KJ McAllister (0-1) took the loss for Wilson. The Teal and Black will be back in action at Peninsula tomorrow night. First pitch is set for 7:00 p.m.

The Edenton Steamers are proudly celebrating their 20th anniversary season as a member of the Coastal Plain League in 2017. Be sure to follow the Teal and Black on social media to stay up to date with all things Steamers. You can find the team on Facebook @EdentonSteamers, Twitter @EdentonCPL, Instagram @edentonsteamers, and Snapchat @edentonsteamers. For more information visit or call (252) 482-4080.

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 22nd season in 2018, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,450 alumni drafted and 111 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at and follow us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball..


Elijah Gonzalez