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Offense Explodes, Sharks Win in Morehead City

Wilmington, NC

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The Sharks offense ran over the Marlins 10-6 in Morehead City tonight. Wilmington’s 10 runs and 15 hits were both season highs. The win gets the Sharks back to 0.500 at 4-4 while the Marlins fall to 2-6.

The bread and butter tonight for the Sharks was hitting with 2 outs. In the first inning the first two hitters were retired and then Riley Knudsen singled into right field. Dom Cuoci was then hit on the next pitch bringing Cory Everett to the plate. Everett and Michael Sandle hit back-to-back singles to take a 2-0 lead.

In the bottom half of the first, Joe Mason took Breydan Gorham deep on the righty’s first pitch of the night.  Morehead City pushed another run across to tie the game at 2-2.

In the next inning, the Sharks did damage again with 2 outs. With the bases loaded and two retired Dom Cuoci singled to put the Sharks back up by 2.  In the bottom of the 2nd, the Marlins answered once again. After 2 innings of play it was tied at 4.

The Sharks came up to hit again in the third inning and broke this one wide open. With 2 on and 1 out, Brian Parreira singled through the right side to drive in two runs.  Then with 2 outs, Marcus Shoemaker hit a single into left field to drive in the Sharks 5th run of the game with 2 outs.

The two teams would go scoreless until the Marlins pushed across runs in the 7th and 8th innings.  However, the Sharks two in the 8th on Riley Knudsen second two-run home run of the season, which of course came with 2 outs.  Wilmington pushed one more across in the 9th inning with 2 outs.  In total, the Sharks scored 8 of their 10 runs against the Marlins with 2 outs.

Breydan Gorham (1-0) picked up his first win of the season, while Patrick McDonald (0-1) lost for the first time. Evan Brabrand came on in the 7th inning with one out and recorded the final 8 outs to pick up his first save.

Wilmington returns home tomorrow to host the Fayetteville SwampDogs. First pitch from Buck Hardee Field is at 7:05. Coverage on the CPL Webpass begins at 6:50 with The Sharks Pregame Show.

Contact

SAM RUBINOFF

(561) 716 – 9672

media@wilmingtonsharks.com

About The Wilmington Sharks

Set in the picturesque Cape Fear region of North Carolina, the Wilmington Sharks are one of the charter members of the Coastal Plain League. Providing affordable family entertainment in a minor league atmosphere, the Sharks have been consistently in the top 25 in attendance in all of summer-collegiate baseball.

About The Coastal Plain League

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 21st season in 2017, the CPL features 15 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. 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. Furthermore, the CPL has had over 1,100 alumni drafted and 93 alums – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at CoastalPlain.com

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