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Road Success Continues at Home

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The Sharks returned home after a two game road trip that saw Wilmington score 32 runs on 35 hits. Tonight, the success continued at home against the Morehead City Marlins.

Wilmington picked up where it left off in Asheboro during the bottom of the first inning. With two outs, Luke Morgan singled down the right field line to extend his hitting streak to 19. Then with 2 outs, Trevor McCutchin singled home the Sharks shortstop to take the 1-0 lead.

In the 2nd, Sammy Miller tied the ball game on the first pitch of the inning with a solo home run to center field. However, Wilmington’s offense came to play in the second inning for the second straight night. Brian Parreira and Danny Wondrack led the inning off with singles. Then Ward Coleman hit his second home run of the season over the left field wall at Buck Hardee Field. With one out, Justin Dean walked and Michael Sandle singled.  Then, Luke Morgan singled home his first run of the ball game to put the Sharks on top 5-1. Trevor McCutchin drove in his second run of the game on a groundout to Steven Taylor.

In the 3rd, the Sharks jumped on the Marlins reliever Anthony Holubecki as well. The first three Sharks, Wondrack, Coleman and Wilson all reached to load the bases. Justin Dan then singled into center to score a run and the bases remained loaded. Then, with two outs, Trevor McCutchin drove in two more runs to put the Sharks on top 9-1. McCutchin had 4 RBIs in the contest, 3 came with 2 outs.

Morehead City responded with 2 runs in the fourth. With two outs, Steven Taylor hit a fly ball into right center field. After a long run, McCutchin just took his eye off the ball and Taylor reached safely and two runs scored.

In the 6th, Wilmington scored 2 more runs on the home run by Sharks newbie Dan Wilson. Wilson is now the third member of the Sharks squad to have his first base hit for Wilmington be a home run at Buck Hardee Field; Trevor McCutchin and Ward Coleman are the other two.

The Sharks would then cruise to the finish despite a solo home run in the 9th inning by Jackson Ware off of Luke Morgan.

The game ended with Wilmington on top 11-4. The Sharks have won 4 straight against the Marlins and have outscored Morehead City 44-19 in those contests. Wilmington has also scored 43 runs on 49 hits in the last three contests.

The Sharks return home tomorrow to face the 1st Half East Division Champs, the Fayetteville SwampDogs. First pitch is at 7:05 from the Shark Tank. Coverage begins at 6:50 with Sharks Pregame on the CPL Webpass.

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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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