By: Zachary Kilby
Salamander 9, Sharks 7
HOLLY SPRINGS, NC – Holly Springs’ Benjamin Miller drove in four en route to a 9-7 victory over the Wilmington Sharks (16-15) Thursday night at Ting Park in the road side of a split-squad match-up.
Ryan Calvert (UNC-Wilmington) got the start on the mound for the Sharks and gave up four runs in three innings.
Alec Makarewicz (East Carolina University) led the Sharks’ offense with two hits, two RBIs, and one run scored. David Smith also left his mark on the offensive side of the ball with a solo home run in the second inning.
The Sharks are in fourth place in the East Division after the loss with two weeks remaining in the 2021 season.
By: Nick Carey
Fungo 2, Sharks 0
WILMINGTON, NC – The Wake Forest Fungo of the Tidewater Premier Collegiate League defeated the Sharks in exhibition play on Thursday night, 2-0, bring Wilmington’s exhibition record to 8-2 overall.
Four Sharks pitchers combined to limit the Fungo to three hits through the first seven innings of play. Wilmington newcomer Zack Brockman (Columbus State) ascended the mound for the start and struck out two, walked one and allowed two hits through two innings. Ryan Obrecht (Wayne State College) followed Brockman to the hill to allow one hit, one walk and two strikeouts over two innings of work.
Blake Kincaid (Jackson State Community College) blanked Wake Forest through two innings while adding a strikeout to his credit before giving way to JT Caver (Lipscomb University), who began the game playing second base, before he tossed two strikeouts in one inning of relief work. Jesse Komoroski (Arkansas Baptist University) was tagged with the loss after pitching the eighth and ninth innings, allowing two runs on two hits while walking two batters and striking out three.
Caver and his Lipsomb University teammate Gavin Grubbs each notched one hit in three at-bats with Brett Carson (Muskingum University) and Damon Maynard (USC-Upstate) adding 1-for-4 performances to bring the Sharks hit total to four in the contest. Carson, Caver and Rich Ciufo (Richmond University) each swiped a base.
Wilmington will return to action July 16 when they take on the Wilson Tobs at Buck Hardee Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM. Tickets are available by phone at 910-343-5621 or online at wilmingtonsharks.com.