Season totals later today. I will be adding more information, including quotes, this evening. Also, I'll be adding another article about the season as a whole. If you don't come back for that, thanks for reading and, as far as I know, I'll be back for 2010.
There would not be a storybook ending in this game.
One night after keeping its postseason alive with a thrilling extra-inning win on the road, Wayne County Post 11 saw its season come to an end Saturday night with a 7-4 loss to Edenton Post 40 at Mount Olive College.
Post 11 finishes with a 11-9 record. It also marks the end of the seven-year tenure of coach Brad Reaves. He will be moving to Nebraska.
Eric DuBose limited Edenton to one run in the series opener despite giving up 12 hits in a complete-game effort. This time, however, the magic was not there. The southpaw couldn't make it out of the third and was tagged for nine hits, including a lead off home run for the second straight game by Nikaloi Simonsen.
Offensively, just about everthing went right for the visitors, as they banged out 16 hits and got the benefit of three run-scoring bloop singles just behind the infielders. On the flip side, Edenton starter Campbell Brown went the distance ona six-hitter and threw only 111 pitches.
The back breaker for Wayne came in the third. With runners on first and second and two out, Chad Whitehead's single fell into shallow center field for a run and put runners on the corner. Jesse DeSanto followed with a two-run blooper to right for a 6-0 lead.
Edenton's final run came in the fifth with the aid of an error.
Wayne finally got on the board in the sixth. Tyler Edwards reached on an infield hit, and John Wooten doubled to left centerfield. Kevin Wise singled to center to score both runners. He later scored on a grounder by Nick McGee.
Wooten reached on an error in the eighth and scored on a wild pitch.
Edenton finished with a 23-10 advantage in baserunners.