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Sharks Win in Extras over Gastonia Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 22:56

Wilmington, N.C. – The Wilmington Sharks (10-7, 24-20) for the second night in a row won in walk off fashion on a pass ball to beat the Gastonia Grizzlies (6-8, 16-26) at home 7-6 in 10 innings.

The game was highlighted by a combined 25 hits and 13 runs between both teams as it ended in fireworks.

Henry Rudino got things going first in the top of the second inning for the Grizzlies as he picked up a two RBI single to give Gastonia an early 2-0 lead. The Sharks answered with a run in the bottom half of the second on an Austin Below base hit that scored Tommy Houmard to make it 2-1 after two.

Blake Houston led off the top of the fourth inning with a single and eventually scored on an errant pickoff throw to first base that allowed him to score to give the Grizzlies a 3-1 lead. The Sharks picked up three runs on four hits in the bottom of the fifth inning that was highlighted by a two out two RBI single off the bat of Cody Dolan to give the Sharks a 4-3 lead. Kane Barrow tied up the game in the top of the seventh inning for Gastonia on an RBI single to score Tyler Beckwith to make it 4-4.

The Sharks took the lead back in the bottom of the eighth inning as they picked up two runs on two hits to take a 6-4 lead going into the top of the ninth inning. The Grizzlies were not done though as Barrow picked up another RBI on a single to make it 6-5. Weston Lawing laid down a beautiful squeeze bunt to score Thomas Bess to tie up the game 6-6 and send it into extras.

Tyler Slaton picked up his second hit of the night to lead off the bottom of the 10th inning for the Sharks. Zach MacAneney hit a single to put runners on first and second with one out. A great double steal call by head coach Ryan McCleney put runners on second and third and set up a chance for the Sharks to win it. A 1-1 pitch ran inside on Below and went to the backstop to score Slaton and the Sharks came away with a 7-6 victory.

Andrew Amaro went 3-4 with a run scored and a stolen base for the Sharks. Kane Barrow had a great night at the plate for Gastonia as he went 4-5 with two RBIs. Stu Jones picked up his first win of the year out of the bullpen for the Sharks.

The Wilmington Sharks will go on the road on Thursday night to start a three game road trip as they take on the Petersburg Generals with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.

 

 
Status for Tonight's Game Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 15:28

Sharks Fans! Tonight's game against the Gastonia Grizzlies is still on, but currently under a 30 minute-1 hour rain delay. Come celebrate Scouts Night and support your Sharks as they fight to clinch a playoff spot.

 

 

Have a question for the Sharks?

Call their office at 910-343-5621

 
Tonight's Game Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 12:20

Attention Sharks Fans! Tonight's game against the Gastonia Grizzlies is Scout's Night. Kids wearing their scouts uniforms will receive $1 off the price of admission. Gates open at 6:00 and first pitch is scheduled for 7:05. So come out and cheer on your Sharks!

 

 

Have a question for the Sharks?
Call their office at 910-343-5621 

 
Sharks Com From Behind to Beat Marlins at Home Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 21:34

Wilmington, N.C. – The Wilmington Sharks (9-7, 23-20) came from behind down 2-0 in the bottom of the ninth to pick up a 3-2 victory over the Morehead City Marlins (9-7, 21-23) at home on Tuesday night.

The Morehead City Marlins started off first as they picked up a run on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Ryan Muno in the top of the second inning to take a 1-0 lead. The Marlins extended their lead in the top of the eighth on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Dylan Brown to score Dalton Britt to give them a 2-0 lead. Cole Billingsley tried to score on a ball hit to Tyler Slaton that he caught in the same inning with one out, but a perfect throw on a line to TJ Losby at home kept another run off the board as the led 2-0 after eight.

The Sharks trailed 2-0 in the bottom of the ninth inning as TJ Losby led off and was hit by a pitch and then moved to second on a ground out. Mike Dunster reached on a walk with one out to put runners on first and second.

Calvin Rayburn came out of the game as he was the starting pitcher for the Marlins. Brandon Saunders came in for the save opportunity to face Zach MacAneney who reached safely on an infield hit to load the bases. Andrew Amaro hit a ball right at Saunders, but he could not glove it and Losby scored to make it 2-1 with one out. An off speed pitch got away from Saunders while facing Alex Freedman that allowed Dunster to score to tie the game at 2-2. Freedman was walked to load the bases to face Cody Dolan. Saunders threw another pitch that went to the backstop that allowed MacAneney to score and gave the Sharks a big 3-2 win.

Rayburn threw a great game as he gave up one run on seven hits and struck out six. Tyler Bolton started for the Sharks tossing seven innings and gave up two runs on three hits and struck out eight. Will Shepley picked up the win in two innings of relief and moves to 2-0 on the year.

The Wilmington Sharks will take on the Gastonia Grizzlies at home on Wednesday night with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.

 

 
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