Steamers End Sharks Streak
It was clear early that the bats for the Edenton Steamers (24-19, 12-3) were going to be tough to handle, and in the end they proved too much for the Wilmington Sharks (27-17, 11-6) as Edenton took the game 7-4
This game had the makings of a high scoring one, as both teams scored in the first. The Sharks scored two in the top of the inning, one from an RBI single from Mark Donadio (Fordham) who would later score on a wild pitch. Edenton didn’t stay down long as they scored three in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.
The Sharks’ offense was kept quiet until the eighth inning, but by then the Steamers were ahead 7-2. With the bases loaded, Grant Koch (Arkansas) hit one to the outfield to bring home a run, but the outfielder quickly made the throw in to get a force out. The Sharks would only get the one that inning. Donadio brought home another in the ninth, but Wilmington couldn’t complete the comeback.
The win went to Eric Scheuermann (2-2). He threw five innings, with five hits, two runs, one walk and eight strikeouts. Mike Castellani (6-3) took the loss, pitching five innings, allowing six runs, four earned, on seven hits, no walks and five strikeouts.
The Sharks get two off days now. They’ll be back in town on Tuesday to host the Tobs again, when it will be Taco Tuesday.
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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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