August 6, 2022 – Tarboro, NC

Edenton Steamers win 2022 Premier Collegiate League Championship

The Edenton Steamers arrived at Tarboro Municipal Stadium on Saturday night to face the Tarboro River Bandits in the 2022 Premier Collegiate League Championship.

The fans came out in force, both River Bandits fans and Steamers fans as well, filling the stadium and creating a championship atmosphere from the first pitch to the last.

Edenton’s Jeremiah Boyd (Presbyterian University) led the Steamers to victory with his 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R effort, and earned himself the tournament’s Most Valuable Player recognition.

Tarboro River Bandits fell behind early and couldn’t come back in an 11-4 loss to Edenton Steamers on Saturday. Edenton Steamers scored on a single by Tate Abbott and a walk by Bryce Stephens in the second inning.

The Tarboro River Bandits struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Edenton Steamers, giving up 11 runs.

Edenton Steamers got things started in the second inning. Abbott drove in one when Abbott singled.

In the fifth inning, Jeremiah Boyd, came to the plate with two men on and provided the fire power the Steamers were looking for as he barreled a curve ball over the right center wall for a three run homerun and gave the Steamers a lead they never relinquished.

Edenton Steamers scored four more runs in the seventh inning. The big inning for Edenton Steamers came thanks to singles by Hunter Cole and Davis Halstead.

In the eighth inning, it was more of Jeremiah Boyd, who came to the plate with Tanner Thach on first, who drew a walk, and proceeded to drive in two more runs with his second home run of the game.

Tanner Thach led the Edenton Steamers to victory on the hill. The lefthander allowed four hits and two runs over four and two-thirds innings, striking out five. Michael Allen and Blake Gipson entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

Nick Bruno took the loss for Tarboro River Bandits. The hurler surrendered two runs on three hits over three innings, striking out four.

Tarboro River Bandits launched one home run on the day. James Moses had a homer in the seventh inning.

Tarboro River Bandits racked up six hits. Hunter McClean and Moses each racked up multiple hits for Tarboro River BanditsMoses and McClean all had two hits to lead Tarboro River Bandits.

Edenton Steamers had 12 hits in the game. Alden CottleJeremiah BoydThach, and Halstead each had multiple hits for Edenton SteamersEdenton Steamers didn’t commit a single error in the field. Abbott had 11 chances in the field, the most on the team.

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Bryce Stephens511113
Chase Bruno400002
Tanner Thach332011
Jeremiah Boyd332521
Alden Cottle522000
Hunter Cole511103
Jackson Hipp411111
Tate Abbott401112
Davis Halstead502102
Michael Allen
Blake Gipson
Case Kermode

Batting 2B: Alden Cottle
HR: Jeremiah Boyd 2
TB: Tate Abbott, Jeremiah Boyd 8, Hunter Cole, Alden Cottle 3, Davis Halstead 2, Jackson Hipp, Bryce Stephens, Tanner Thach 2
RBI: Tate Abbott, Jeremiah Boyd 5, Hunter Cole, Davis Halstead, Jackson Hipp, Bryce Stephens
SAC: Chase Bruno
HBP: Tanner Thach
CS: Tanner Thach
Totals Team QAB: 20 (43.48%)
Tate Abbott 2, Jeremiah Boyd 4, Chase Bruno 2, Alden Cottle 3, Davis Halstead, Jackson Hipp 3, Bryce Stephens 3, Tanner Thach 2

Team LOB: 8

River Bandits
James Moses412310
Hunter McClean402000
Tyler Dunn300022
Jarrett May300010
LIam McFadden-Ackman400001
Harrison Johnson400002
Chase Heath311002
Dane Hoggard100001
Kevin Jones310010
Ty Barrango311112
Nick Bruno
Jay Bulluck
Adam Creswell
Jared David
Landon Higgerson
Lee Watson
Dawson Wiggins

Batting 2B: Ty Barrango, Hunter McClean
HR: James Moses
TB: Ty Barrango 2, Chase Heath, Hunter McClean 3, James Moses 5
RBI: Ty Barrango, James Moses 3
HBP: Hunter McClean
PIK: James Moses
Totals Team QAB: 14 (35.90%)
Ty Barrango 2, Tyler Dunn 2, Chase Heath, Harrison Johnson, Jarrett May 2, Hunter McClean 2, James Moses 3, Kevin Jones

Team LOB: 8 Fielding E: Harrison Johnson

Tanner Thach4.288.568422540
Michael Allen2.139.641122411
Blake Gipson2.027.556100110

Pitching W: Tanner Thach
HBP: Blake Gipson
Pitches-Strikes: Michael Allen 39-25, Blake Gipson 27-15, Tanner Thach 88-50
Groundouts-Flyouts: Michael Allen 1-2, Blake Gipson 3-2, Tanner Thach 6-2
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Michael Allen 4-9, Blake Gipson 4-9, Tanner Thach 10-21

River Bandits
Nick Bruno3.056.536322440
Landon Higgerson1.230.700233201
Lee Watson2.034.765433400
Jay Bulluck0.016.438210010
Dawson Wiggins1.125.680122211
Jared David0.14.750000100
Adam Creswell0.29.778000200

Pitching L: Nick Bruno
HBP: Landon Higgerson
Pitches-Strikes: Nick Bruno 56-30, Jay Bulluck 16-7, Adam Creswell 9-7, Jared David 4-3, Landon Higgerson 30-21, Lee Watson 34-26, Dawson Wiggins 25-17
Groundouts-Flyouts: Nick Bruno 1-3, Jay Bulluck 0-0, Adam Creswell 0-0, Jared David 0-0, Landon Higgerson 2-1, Lee Watson 2-0, Dawson Wiggins 1-2
First pitch strikes-Batters faced: Nick Bruno 8-15, Jay Bulluck 0-3, Adam Creswell 1-2, Jared David 0-1, Landon Higgerson 6-8, Lee Watson 7-10, Dawson Wiggins 5-7


  • AB: At bats
  • R: Runs scored
  • H: Hits
  • RBI: Runs batted in
  • BB: Base on balls (walks)
  • SO: Strikeouts
  • 2B: Doubles
  • 3B: Triples
  • HR: Home runs
  • Grand slam: Grand slam home runs
  • TB: Total bases
  • RBI: Runs batted in
  • SAC: Sacrifice hits & bunts
  • SF: Sacrifice flies
  • ROE: Reached on error
  • FC: Hit into fielder’s choice
  • HBP: Hit by pitch
  • CI: Batter advances on catcher’s interference
  • GIDP: Hit into double play
  • GITP: Hit into triple play
  • SB: Stolen bases
  • CS: Caught stealing
  • PIK: Picked off
  • QAB: Quality at bats (any one of: 3 pitches after 2 strikes, 6+ pitch ABs, XBH, HHB, BB, SAC Bunt, SAC Fly)
  • QAB%: Quality at bats per plate appearance
  • LOB: Runners left on base at the end of an inning
  • E: Errors
  • DP: Double Plays
  • TP: Triple Plays
  • IP: Innings Pitched
  • #P: Total pitches
  • S%: Strike percentage
  • H: Hits allowed
  • R: Runs allowed
  • ER: Earned runs allowed
  • SO: Strikeouts
  • BB: Base on balls (walks)
  • HR: Home runs allowed
  • W: Wins
  • L: Losses
  • SV: Saves
  • BS: Blown saves
  • HBP: Hit batters
  • WP: Wild pitches
  • BK: Balks