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Sharks Shutout for 1st Time

Wilmington, NC

Box Score

From the get-go, Wilmington struggled against the Fayetteville SwampDogs on the road. Errors doomed the Sharks as Wilmington lost 9-0 to end its four game win streak.

In the first, the Sharks put two hits together with one out. Trevor McCutchin then lined out to the first baseman Jayson Newman.  The visitors then committed two errors in the bottom of the inning. Luke Morgan misplayed a ground ball allowing Austin Edgette aboard. Then, Edgette stole second and advanced on an overthrow by Brian Parreira. The SwampDogs center fielder scored on a sacrifice fly by Matt Morrow.

Mike Spooner led off the bottom of the second and crushed a home run over the right field wall. Fayetteville led 2-0 midway through the third inning before a thirty-minute lightning delay.

Once play resumed, Matt Acosta picked up right where he left off on the mound. The sophomore righty retired 10 straight Sharks batter from the second inning until a Cam Locklear single in the 5th. In the bottom of the 5th, Fayetteville tacked on another run after Austin Edgette reached on Luke Morgan’s fourth error of the night. Edgette scored after advancing on wild pitches from Luke Gesell.

In the 6th, Fayetteville added three more against the Sharks. Jose Rojas singled into right field with the bases loaded to drive home two runs and end Gesell’s night. Then against Ryan Hall, Austin Edgette singled into right to drive home Juwan Burney.  Fayetteville capped its scoring with three more runs in the 8th. Jayson Newman walked with the bases loaded against Tim Salvadore to score Rojas. Then, Mike Spooner singled to right to score two more runs and put the SwampDogs on top 9-0.

Wilmington is now 3-8 against Fayetteville this season at 2-3 at Fayetteville. The 9-0 loss is also the first time the Sharks have been shut out this season and are now 4-2 in the 2nd half and 17-17 overall.

Matt Acosta (2-0) picked up his second win against Wilmington, while Luke Gesell (1-3) lost for the third time against Fayetteville.

The Sharks return home to face Edenton tomorrow for the final game before the All-Star break. First pitch from the Shark Tank is at 7:05. Coverage begins at 6:50 with Sharks Pregame on the CPL Webpass.

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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