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.