By: Daniel Covington
Morehead City, NC – The Wilmington Sharks were on the road last night and took at 5-3 loss in the final game of the seasons-long Golden Chumbucket series against their rivals to the north, the Morehead City Marlins.
Nate Nabholz ( ECU) got the start on the bump for the Sharks as he went four and a one-third innings pitched surrendering three runs on six hits, walking one and striking out five. The Sharks called upon two relief pitchers in the contest in right-hander Price King (UNCG) and right-hander Gavin Grubbs (Lipscomb University). King and Grubbs combined for three and two-thirds innings pitched giving up two runs on three hits with three walks and two strikeouts.
The Sharks registered 13 hits on the night with five Sharks players having multi-hit nights. Designated hitter John Behrands (Belmont University) lead the charge going 3-for-5 on the night. The Cifuo brothers, Andrew (Georgetown) and Rich (Richmond) both went 2-for-4 on the night with Rich earning two RBI’s. Despite an impressive 13 hits put on the board by the lineup, the Sharks fell to the Morehead City Marlins by a final score of 5-3. The final line for the Wilmington Sharks in the Golden Chumbucket series was seven victories against 11 losses.
The Sharks return to action tonight when they face off in a Coastal Plain League clash with the Holly Springs Salamanders in the final Jaws & Paws night of the season. Gates open at 6:05 with first pitch scheduled for 7:05. Tickets are available at wilmingtonsharks.com or by calling 910-343-5621.