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Wilson Offense Explodes to End Sharks’ Season

A successful 2016 season for the Wilmington Sharks (32-23) came to a sour conclusion on Wednesday night as the Wilson Tobs (31-24) put together an offensive showcase to beat the Sharks 14-1.

There wasn’t much offense for the Sharks, with their lone run coming on a solo homer from Madison Stokes (South Carolina). Outside of that, the Sharks spread seven hits across five innings and never mounted much of a comeback. They were down early, as Wilson scored at least one in innings two through five, before a big, five run seventh inning.

The Sharks decided to make it a “pitch by committee” day on the mound, but it didn’t matter. The Tobs had an answer for almost every one of the seven pitchers they threw out there. Kyler Stout (Oral Roberts) struck out the side in the eighth, and Ryan Kelly (St. Joseph’s) struck out two more in the ninth, but the Tobs put crooked numbers for almost every other Shark pitcher.

The win went to Zack Mozingo (3-1). He threw six innings, with six hits, no runs, no walks and three strikeouts. Shelton Perkins (2-1) took the loss, pitching two innings, allowing three runs,  on four hits, no walks and two strikeouts.

The Wilmington Sharks would like to thank everyone who played a part in their 2016 season. We’d also like to thank all the fans for their amazing support of the team throughout the summer. We look forward to seeing everyone again in May 2017.Contact

Harrison Huntley

(919) 802 – 0238

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 and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.

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