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Pirates are Coming! Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 14:06

Attention Sharks Fans, pirates are invading the Shark Tank! This Thursday, Blackbeard himself and his friend Cap'n Jack will be on hand to cheer on the Sharks. Come out and learn all about pirates. There will be pirate flags and books for sale and lots of free booty. 

Wear pirate-related items and receive $1 off the price of admission. Arrrrgh Matee!!!




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

Sharks Come Up Short in a Pitchers Duel on Tuesday Night Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 20:27

Morehead City, N.C. – The Wilmington Sharks (4-5, 18-18) came up just short in a pitchers duels on Tuesday night as they lost to the Morehead City Marlins (7-3, 19-19) on the road 1-0.

There was one run and a combined nine hits between both teams as the pitching staff’s did a great job on the hill. Calvin Rayburn was the starter for the Marlins as he tossed seven shutout innings only giving up three hits and struck out three as he picked up the no decision. Beau Dees went five innings of shutout baseball for the Sharks as he gave up three hits and struck out three and finished with a no decision.

The Morehead City Marlins picked up five hits on the night as Zach Arnold led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a double. Cole Billingsley came into to pinch hit and laid down a sac bunt to move Arnold up to third. Nick Altobella came into the game and his first pitch was thrown to the backstop and Arnold came into to score and give the Marlins a 1-0 lead.

In the top of the ninth inning, Cody Dolan picked up a leadoff single and now has a seven game hitting streak for the Sharks. Mike Dunster came into pinch hit as he tried to lay down a sac bunt and popped out to the pitcher Billingsley who then doubled off Dolan at first. Billingsley got the last out and picked up his first save of the year.

The Wilmington Sharks will take on the Wilson Tobs on the road on Wednesday night with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.

Status for Tonight's Game 7-15-2013 Print E-mail
Monday, 15 July 2013 16:16
Sharks Fans. Due to the passing of a member of the Sharks family, tonight's game against the Fayetteville SwampDogs has been postponed. The game will be played on July 30th as a doubleheader.
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Dolan Named CPL Rawlings Hitter of the Week Print E-mail
Monday, 15 July 2013 11:37


                                                                                    Cody Dolan 


Holly Springs, N.C. - The Coastal Plain League announced today that Wilmington’s Cody Dolan was named the Rawlings Hitter of the Week, while Edenton’s John Williams was named the Rawlings Pitcher of the Week for week seven of action (July 9-14).

Dolan, a junior from Winthrop, had an outstanding week from the plate for the Wilmington Sharks, earning him Hitter of the Week honors for the first time this season. The outfielder started all four games for the team batting .500 over that stretch.

On the mound, Williams, threw a no-hitter for the Edenton Steamers on July 10 to earn Pitcher of the Week honors in week seven. The 6-1, 195-pound sophomore out of George Mason, threw the twenty-third no-hitter in CPL history, but the first for the Edenton Steamers. The right-hander struck out four and retired the first twelve hitters he faced before he hit a batter in the fifth inning. Williams finished the game with a stat line of nine innings pitched, no hits, no runs, one walk and four strikeouts.The win improves his record to 3-0 on the season.

About the Coastal Plain League:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 17th season in 2013, the CPLfeatures 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. Further more, the CPL has had over 1,100 alumni drafted and 63 alums – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at, and be sure to friend us on Facebook ( and follow us via Twitter (as CPLBaseball).

Article by Luke Barbour 


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