Wilmington, North Carolina-Tuesday night was one of those nights. One of those nights where nothing went the way for the Wilmington Sharks in a 13-1 loss to the Morehead City Marlins at Buck Hardee Field in a game that was called in the eighth inning due to a twelve-run mercy rule. The loss dropped the Sharks to 7-10 on the season overall and 0-5 in the season series with the Marlins.
The Marlins struck first in the top of the second when Hunter Shepherd led off with a single. He advanced to third on a double by Blaze Glenn and then came in to score on a sacrifice fly by Ty Babin to take the early 1-0 lead. The Marlins then scored an additional six runs in the third inning and saw ten batters come to the plate to go up 7-0.
The Sharks added a run in the fifth when Zachary Bridges led off the inning with a single and came in to score to make it 7-1.
The Marlins continued to roll in the seventh adding two runs to make it 9-1. They added four more in the eighth to go up 13-1 before the game was called.
The Sharks will be back in action Wednesday night against the Marlins at Big Rock Stadium in Morehead City. Cameron Reeves (0-0, 6.00) will start on the mound for the Sharks. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05PM.
The Sharks and the Marlins will return to the Shark Tank Thursday night for Thirsty Thursday presented by 98.7 Coastal Carolinas Modern Rock. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05PM with the gates opening at 6:00PM.
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 23nd season in 2019, 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