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Early Start Not Enough in Wilson

Early Start Not Enough in Wilson

In the first inning, the Sharks jumped all over Wilson (4-5) starter Chris Farrell. Noah Liles walked with one out and Paxton Wallace followed with a single in to right field. Then, Danny Wondrack absolutely crushed his third home run of the summer to put Wilmington (5-5) up 3-0.

From that point on though, it was all Tobs.  In the third, Wilson center fielder Brenton Doyle hit a solo homer to left with two outs off Sharks starter Trent Alley (0-2).

In the fourth, Wilson added another run again with two outs against Alley. Dudley Taw singled to right to cut the Sharks lead to 1.

The Tobs offense entered the contest hit a Coastal Plain League worst batting average of 0.184. Wilson though teed off in the fifth. Wilson used four doubles and a single to score four runs to take a 6-3 lead over Wilmington.

The Sharks had just two hits the rest of the way having guys reach in the seventh and ninth innings but left all three stranded.

Wilson added one more run in the seventh off Sharks reliever Logan Barker to cement a 7-3 victory.

Gary Watkins (1-0) earned the victory working three scoreless innings for the Tobs allowing just one hit and striking out one. Trent Alley lost for the second time this season on the road.

Ward Coleman was the only Shark with multiple hits on the night, hitting a double in his first at bat and a single his second time up.

Next up, the Sharks are back home tomorrow to face the Fayetteville SwampDogs. First pitch is set for 7:05 from the Shark Tank and the Sharks Pregame Show begins at 6:50.





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 22nd season in 2018, 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 and follow us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.