Sharks Top Tobs Behind Eubanks’ Gem
In the final regular season contest between the two teams, the Wilmington Sharks (28-17, 12-6) would defeat the Wilson Tobs (8-9, 22-22) 5-2 on Tuesday night with help from Evan Eubanks’ (Oral Roberts) best start of the season.
Eubanks was good from the start, as he blanked the Tobs in all but two of his eight innings. He allowed a two out single in the third to score his only earned run, and another came across after an error in the seventh. Other than that, he looked dominant. He got nine Tobs out in a row, to keep them hitless through the middle innings.
Meanwhile, the Sharks offense took a two run lead in the first, and never lost it. Alec Bohm (Wichita State) and Mark Donadio (Fordham) both walked, and later scored. Cletis Avery (Presbyterian) scored in the fourth and sixth innings, on a ground out and a sacrifice fly respectively. Finally, Matt Meeder (Mercer) added an insurance run in the seventh when wild throw to first landed in the dugout.
The win went to Evan Eubanks (4-1). He threw eight innings, with five hits, two runs, one earned run, two walks and three strikeouts. Jeff Thompson (2-4) took the loss, pitching six and a third innings, allowing five runs, three earned, on five hits, five walks and no strikeouts. Kyler Stout (2) picked up the save with one scoreless inning, two walks and a strikeout.
The Sharks will play two more at home this week, with tomorrow’s Wing Wednesday matchup against the Fayetteville Swampdogs.
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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 premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 20th season in 2016, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 87 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – 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 www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.
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