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Sharks Get Nipped on the Road by Steamers 3-1 Print E-mail
Monday, 22 July 2013 21:44

Edenton, N.C. – The Wilmington Sharks (8-7, 22-20) came up just short 3-1 on the road on Monday night against the Edenton Steamers (9-3, 29-9).

The Steamers had their bats going as they picked up 13 hits in the ball game and every player in the lineup picked up a hit. John Williams improved his record to 4-0 on the year for the Steamers going six innings on the bump as he gave up one run on four hits and struck out five. Jake McCoy was credited with his eighth save on the year.

Josh Hampton struck first for the Steamers in the bottom of the fourth inning with a solo home run over the left centerfield fence to give Edenton an early 1-0 lead. The Sharks came back in the top of the fifth inning as Tyler Slaton tied up the game 1-1 with a two out line drive home run his first of the year.

Trent Miller gave the Steamers the lead for good in the bottom half of the fifth on a one out two RBI double down the left field line to give the Steamers a 3-1 lead. The Sharks were able to pick up three hits along the way through the last four innings, but were unable to get on the board.

Alex Freedman, Tyler Slaton and Mike Dunster each picked up two hits in the ballgame for the Sharks. Laz Villa went 2-4 with a run scored for the Steamers. The Wilmington Sharks return back home on Tuesday night as they welcome the Morehead City Marlins to Buck Hardee field with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.

 
Sharks Nip RedWolves in 4-2 Win on Saturday Night Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 July 2013 00:33

Florence, S.C. – The Wilmington Sharks (8-6, 22-19) picked up their second win in as many days on Saturday night in a 4-2 road win over the Florence RedWolves (3-7, 17-17).

Beau Dees started for the Sharks tossing four shutout innings and only surrendered two hits and struck out three as he finished with the no decision. Wales Toney tossed six innings for the RedWolves, as he gave up one run on five hits and struck out five.

The Sharks got on the board in the top of the first inning as Zach MacAneney reached safely on a dropped third strike with one out. Tyler Slaton hit MacAneney in on shot back up the middle to give the Sharks an early 1-0 lead. Andrew Amaro scored in the top of the seventh inning for the Sharks on an error from the RedWolves second baseman to extend the Sharks lead to 2-0.

The RedWolves got back into the ballgame in the bottom half of the seventh as they picked up two runs on three hits as Jake Ellison scored on an RBI single off the bat of Blake Massey who eventually scored on a pass ball to tie up the game 2-2.

Both teams stranded the go ahead run in the eighth  inning as we moved to the last inning tied 2-2. Alex Freedman delivered another big hit for the Sharks as gave them a 3-2 lead on a two out RBI single to score MacAneney. The Sharks added another run in the inning to take a 4-2 lead into the bottom half of the ninth.

Brennen James threw a one, two, three inning for the Sharks to pick up his first save of the year. Ryan Minteer was the winning pitcher as he improves to 2-0 on the season. TJ Losby went 2-3 for the Sharks in the ballgame. Tyson Ashcraft went 2-3 for the RedWolves with a single and a double.

The Wilmington Sharks will return to action on Monday night after an off day on Sunday as they go on the road to take on the Edenton Steamers with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.

 
Luna Throws a Complete Game in Sharks 3-2 Win Over Blowfish Print E-mail
Friday, 19 July 2013 20:37

Columbia, S.C. – Alex Luna threw a complete game for the Wilmington Sharks (7-6, 21-19) on Friday night in a 3-2 road win against the Columbia Blowfish (7-2, 24-13).

Luna picked up his first win of the year; he threw over 100 pitches in the game as he gave up two runs on seven hits and struck out four.

The Sharks got on the board early in the top of the first inning as Andrew Amaro led off with a walk and eventually scored on a Cody Dolan single to give the Sharks a 1-0 lead. The Blowfish struck in the bottom of the second inning as Ryan Bull picked up a single to lead off the inning and eventually scored on an RBI double from Cody Smith to even up the game 1-1. The Blowfish took the lead in the same inning on an error, which allowed Smith to score to make 2-1 Columbia.

The Sharks came back in the top of the fifth inning as Cody Dolan was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score Zach MacAneney to make it 2-2. Alex Freedman put the Sharks ahead for good in the top of the seventh inning on an RBI triple down the right field line to score Andrew Amaro to make it 3-2 Sharks and that was enough for Luna to pick up the win.

Freedman went 2-5 with a triple and RBI as that is now his 11th multi-hit game of the year. Dolan went 1-2 with an RBI in the game. The Wilmington Sharks will continue their South Carolina road tip on Saturday night as they take on the Florence RedWolves with a 7:30 p.m. first pitch.

 

 

 
Sharks Split Doubleheader on Thursday Night with the Tobs Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 July 2013 22:01

Wilmington, N.C. – The Wilmington Sharks (6-6, 20-19) split a doubleheader at home against the Wilson Tobs (5-5, 20-16) on Thursday night as they took game one 2-0 and the Tobs came from behind in game two to win 4-3.

Tyler Bolton threw lights out again in game one for the Sharks as he threw a complete game shutout as he gave up four hits and struck out seven to improve his record to 5-0 on the year.

The Sharks got going in game one with an RBI off the bat of Andrew Amaro in the bottom of the third inning to give the Sharks a 1-0 lead. Amaro struck again with his bat in the bottom of the fifth inning as he roped an RBI double to give the Sharks a 2-0 lead. That was all the run support Bolton needed to pick up the win.

In game two the Sharks got out in front early as Zach Stephens hit towering home run over the left center field fence for his sixth of the year to give them an early 1-0 lead. Collins Cuthrell lead off the fifth for the Tobs with a single and eventually scored on a two out RBI double off the bat of Bradley Morton to even up the game at 1-1.

Zach MacAneney gave lead back to the Sharks in the bottom of the fifth inning on a two RBI double to make it 3-1 Wilmington.

The Tobs were not done as they were able to load up the bases in the top of the seventh inning. Ridge Gonsoulian walked to bring in a run and cut the lead to 3-2. The next hitter for the Tobs Sean Godfrey singled through the right side to tie up the game and on a catcher’s interference call while Seth Neely was at the plate, he was awarded first and a run came in to give the Tobs the 4-3 lead. The Tobs were able to hang on in the bottom half of the seventh to pick up the win.

The Wilmington Sharks go on the road on Friday night as they take on the Columbia Blowfish with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.

 
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