For the third night in a row, a Sharks pitcher lasted seven innings and for the second consecutive night did not allow a run. Wilmington (10-18) shut out Morehead City (20-7) in a 1-0 victory.
The Sharks scored the games only run in the top of the second inning. Paxton Wallace led off the inning with a single to left field. With one out, Ayden Karraker walked. Then with two on and two out, Ben LaSpaluto knocked a single into right field to score Wallace.
From there, the Wilmington pitching staff was lights out.
In his second appearance of the summer, Landen Wright (1-0) went seven scoreless innings, only allowing four hits, while striking out four. To close things out, Logan Barker (1) shut the door for the final six outs. Breydan Gorham (0-1) took the loss allowing the game's only run.
The Sharks are now 3-0 in the second half and have had the starting pitcher last seven innings in each contest. Wilmington has won the three games by a combined four runs.
The Sharks are off tomorrow for the 4th of July and hit the road to Fayetteville on Thursday. First pitch against the SwampDogs on Thursday is at 7:05. The Sharks Pregame Show begins at 6:50 and you can tune in of the Wilmington Sharks Radio Network here: mixlr.com/wilmington-sharks-radio-network.
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 www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball