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RUSS BURROUGHS NAMED WILMINGTON SHARKS FIELD MANAGER

RUSS BURROUGHS NAMED WILMINGTON SHARKS FIELD MANAGER

The Wilmington Sharks are excited to announce Russ Burroughs as the team's new Field Manager. 

Burroughs is currently the Head Baseball Instructor at Nashville Baseball Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. He is currently in his 11th year with the Academy. Burroughs comes to Wilmington by way of the Edenton Steamers, an organization he was with for three seasons. 

"I am very honored the Sharks have asked be to be their next Field Manager. The opportunity to join this organization is very exciting. I want to bring an atmosphere to Wilmington that the whole town can enjoy", said Burroughs. 

A 2009 graduate of Lipscomb University, Burroughs went on to play four seasons of professional baseball. He spent three years in Independent Baseball, and one year in International Baseball. During his time in the professional ranks, he was used as a spot starter, and left-handed specialist out of the bullpen. 

"We're thrilled to have Russ leading our team. He's proven he can win in the Coastal Plain League, and his teams seem to get better as the summers go on. We feel confident that Russ is the guy to help us bring another championship to this community", says Sharks General Manager Carson Bowen. 

As a coach in the Coastal Plain League, Burroughs led the Steamers pitching staff to rank 3rd in fewest hits allowed and the 3rd most strikeouts. He also worked with three pitchers that were taken in the 2018 draft, two of which were taken in the top 9 rounds. 

In 2018, Burroughs' first year as head coach, his pitching staff ranked 4th in the Coastal Plain League in fewest hits allowed, and finished 1st in the league in strikeouts with 518, setting a new franchise record. This mark fell short of the CPL record by just 8 punchouts. Five players from the 2018 team were taken in the most recent MLB Draft. 

This past summer, Burroughs led the Steamers offense to a top 3 league finish in homeruns, hits, doubles, RBIs, batting average, and slugging percentage. 

The Wilmington Sharks haven't been in the playoffs since their 2017 run to the Petitt Cup Finals, in which they lost to the Gastonia Grizzlies. 

 

2019 Coastal Plain League Organization of the Year 

 

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, and were named the 2019 Coastal Plain League Organization of the Year. 

ABOUT THE COASTAL PLAIN LEAGUE 

The Coastal Plain League is the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 24th season in 2020, 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 www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.

 

 

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Thu May 28
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Sat May 30
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Morehead City Marlins
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Tue Jun 02
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Wed Jun 03
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Thu Jun 04
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Florence RedWolves
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Fri Jun 05
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Morehead City Marlins
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Sat Jun 06
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at Holly Springs Salamanders
Mon Jun 08
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Tue Jun 09
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Holly Springs Salamanders
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Wed Jun 10
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High Point-Thomasville HiToms
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Thu Jun 11
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at Wilson Tobs
Fri Jun 12
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at Florence RedWolves
Sat Jun 13
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Holly Springs Salamanders
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Sun Jun 14
7:05 PM
Asheboro Copperheads
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Tue Jun 16
7:05 PM
Wilson Tobs
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Wed Jun 17
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Thu Jun 18
7:05 PM
Morehead City Marlins
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Fri Jun 19
7:05 PM
Florence RedWolves
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Tue Jun 23
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at Holly Springs Salamanders
Wed Jun 24
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at Asheboro Copperheads
Thu Jun 25
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Morehead City Marlins
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Fri Jun 26
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Sat Jun 27
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Morehead City Marlins
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Sun Jun 28
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Florence RedWolves
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Mon Jun 29
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Macon Bacon
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Tue Jun 30
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Wed Jul 01
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Thu Jul 02
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at Florence RedWolves
Fri Jul 03
7:05 PM
Asheboro Copperheads
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Mon Jul 06
7:05 PM
Holly Springs Salamanders
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Tue Jul 07
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Morehead City Marlins
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Wed Jul 08
7:05 PM
Morehead City Marlins
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Thu Jul 09
7:05 PM
Florence RedWolves
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Fri Jul 10
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at Asheboro Copperheads
Sat Jul 11
7:05 PM
Holly Springs Salamanders
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Wed Jul 15
7:05 PM
Morehead City Marlins
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Thu Jul 16
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at Wilson Tobs
Fri Jul 17
7:05 PM
Wilson Tobs
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Sat Jul 18
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Mon Jul 20
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Tue Jul 21
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Tri-City Chili Peppers
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Wed Jul 22
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Thu Jul 23
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Sat Jul 25
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Florence RedWolves
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Sun Jul 26
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Tue Jul 28
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Peninsula Pilots
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Wed Jul 29
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Thu Jul 30
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Fri Jul 31
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