WILMINGTON, NC – The Wilmington Sharks shutout the Holly Springs Salamanders 2-0 at Buck Hardee Field on Wednesday behind a dominant starting outing by right-hander Nick Logusch (East Carolina University).
Logusch took the mound in his third start in four appearances in 2021 and ventured seven innings, limited Holly Springs to three hits and struck out seven while walking one. With the performance, Logusch lowered his season ERA to 2.03.
Grant Lohmeier (Belmont Abbey College) and Nate Nabholz (East Carolina University) completed the shutout with two combined innings of work, two hits allowed and one strikeout tossed by Lohmeier.
The Sharks pushed solo runs across the plate in the bottom of the third and eighth innings beginning when David Smith (University of Connecticut) scored on an error in right field after a single by John Behrends (Belmont University). Holding a 1-0 lead, Wilmington plated an insurance run in the eighth when Gavin Grubbs (Lipscomb University), pinch-running for Chaz Bertolani (Lipscomb University), scored on an Alec Makarewicz single to rightfield.
Behrends lead Wilmington offensively with a 3-for-4 performance with an RBI and a stolen base followed by Smith who went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Makarewicz and Bertolani each contributed hits with the former plating an RBI and the latter drawing a walk.
The Sharks return to Buck Hardee Field on Thursday, July 15 with a first pitch of 7:05 PM. Tickets are available by phone at 910-343-5621 or online at wilmingtonsharks.com.