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Sharks Announce Additions to Front Office

The Wilmington Sharks are pleased to announce a few additions to their front office. Carson Bowen has been promoted to the Director of Baseball Operations, and Tom Lamont will serve as the team’s Director of Community Relations. These two, in addition to Pat Hutchins, are excited to add Account Executive Alyson Smist to the Sharks front office to bolster the team’s sales efforts.

 “We knew we had to surround ourselves with talented people”, says Hutchins. “There are no three other people I’d rather be working with to take the Sharks to the next level. We look forward to challenging one another day in and day out in order to build the best experience for our fans.”

This marks Carson Bowen’s second promotion since joining the Sharks staff in 2014, when he spent two seasons serving as the team’s play-by-play broadcast intern before expressing an interest to take on more responsibilities. “Carson has a deep understanding of the Sharks and of the Coastal Plain League. His ability to truly tackle everything we throw at him is attributed to his creativity, strong work ethic, and desire to be the best in the league,” says Hutchins.

“I’m grateful to Matt Perry, Bill Davidson, Pat Hutchins, and everyone else that I’ve worked with in the past four years in Wilmington,” says Bowen. “They’ve placed their trust in me, and provided me with countless opportunities for growth. I love being able to contribute to this beautiful place we call home.”

The Sharks are pleased to bring Tom Lamont into the front office to serve a fundamental role as the Director of Community Relations. Since his first day in May 2017, Lamont has made an immediate impact on the Sharks - known particularly for entertaining fans on game-nights, Lamont will bring this enthusiasm to the day-to-day operations of the Sharks.

 “Last summer was so much fun working for the Sharks. Now in a larger role, I hope to contribute even more to the Sharks organization,” says Lamont. “It is my goal to introduce Sharks baseball to more people and organizations in the community and have an even greater impact during the 2018 season.”

“Tom has incredible energy and a deep love for the Sharks,” says Hutchins. “The way he connects with fans is what keeps them coming back.”

Alyson Smist brings thirteen years of sales experience to the Sharks office, the last eight of these years at Perry’s Emporium in Wilmington. “I was attracted by the organization’s commitment to the community, and the unique opportunity it provides for entertainment for the family,” says Smist. “Joining the Sharks is a new adventure for me, and I am ecstatic to be a part of an organization so committed to making a difference in Wilmington.”

Wilmington’s summer season kicks off on May 31st, when the Sharks play their first of 26 home games as they defend the Eastern Division crown. For a full schedule and more information on the Sharks, visit their website at


Sam Rubinoff


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 premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 22nd season in 2018, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,450 alumni drafted and 109 of those - including 2017 ALCS MVP, 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander as well as 2017 NLCS MVP Chris Taylor – make their Major League debut. While another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at and follow us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.

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