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Steamers Hand Tobs Second Consecutive Loss, 10-6

Steamers Hand Tobs Second Consecutive Loss, 10-6

EDENTON, N.C. – Wilson Tobs left fielder Jack Duffy hit a two-run home run and recorded three hits on Saturday night as the Tobs dropped a 10-6 decision to the Edenton Steamers at Historic Hicks Field.

Duffy finished the contest 3-for-5 at the plate with a pair of runs batted in and runs scored, while Brenton Doyle added a pair of RBI in a 2-for-4 effort at the plate. Ben Faso extended his hitting streak to 11 games by going 1-for-4 with one RBI.

Matt McCourt started the contest off with a double down the right-field line in the top of the first inning and would score off a groundout from Kevin McGowan to give the Tobs an early 1-0 advantage.

Edenton answered with eight runs in the bottom of the frame against David Harrison and the Tobs. Bryson Worrell highlighted the frame with a bases-clearing double to right center for the Steamers to make it 8-1.

Harrison responded by working in and out of trouble in the bottom of the second inning to keep the Steamers off the scoreboard. Graham Boggio made his debut for the Tobs in the third inning and would work a pair of scoreless frames before allowing a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning.

The Tobs cut the deficit to 8-3 in the top of the third inning as Doyle doubled to left center as McCourt and Duffy scored on the play. Faso followed with a single up the middle to plate Doyle and make it 8-4. Trailing 9-4 entering the sixth inning, Duffy delivered a two-run home run over the wall in right-center to trim the gap to 9-6.

Edenton upped its lead to 10-6 in the bottom of the seventh inning as Worrell singled up the middle to plate a run. The Steamers looked to add another run on the play until Doyle delivered a laser from center to throw-out Nick Caruso at the plate.

The Tobs would be unable to rally over the final three innings of the contest as Edenton secured the 10-6 victory. Danny Cody tossed a scoreless bottom of the eighth inning for the Tobs, fanning one batter.

Harrison (0-3) suffered the loss for the Tobs after allowing eight runs off six hits through two innings of work. Jared Gallagher fanned four batters for Wilson through 2.1 innings of work, while allowing one run off two hits.

Wilson is back at Historic Fleming Stadium on Sunday to host Wilmington at 6 p.m. It will be Christmas in July at the ballpark along with Bang for your Buck Sunday courtesy of State Farm Agent Jana Lake and Thomas Law Attorneys.

The Wilson Tobs enter their 22nd season as a founding member of the Coastal Plain League. The upcoming season for the Tobs will see an expanded community outreach effort, increased participation in helping the less fortunate, a Pettit Cup Championship team, and more exciting entertainment for the Wilson Community. We would like to dedicate each successful season to the Wilson Community, Coastal Plain League Organization, Host Families, Corporate Partners, and the Dedicated Fans throughout the city of Wilson. The Wilson Tobs have played host to over 100 alumni taken in the draft and have produced a dozen players who have gone on to play in the MLB, including Cy Young & MVP winner Justin Verlander. For more information on the Wilson Tobs, visit our website www.wilsontobs.com.

Season tickets and ticket packages are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (252) 291-8627, or by visiting www.wilsontobs.com/tickets.