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Offensive Struggles Continue for Sharks

Offensive Struggles Continue for Sharks

Wilmington, North Carolina-The Wilmington Sharks were shut out for the second game in a row with a 3-0 loss to the Morehead City Marlins Thursday night at Buck Hardee Field.  It was the third straight loss for the Sharks, dropping them to 6-5 in the second half of play.

With the game scoreless at the start of the ninth inning, Jake Reimold reached to begin the inning on a dropped popped fly by Sharks third baseman Cory Everett.  It was Everett's third error of the game and the fifth error by the Sharks infield overall on the night.  Ty Barclay advanced Reimold to second with a groundout.  Tony Mack then entered the game to pinch run for Reimold and scored on a single by Daniel Little to break the scoreless tie.  With two outs and Little on second, the Sharks intentionally walked Dusty Baker.  Blaze Glenn then came up and hit a two-run double to make it 3-0.

Offensively, the Sharks were just held to two hits on the night.  The hits were a lead off single by Jonah Beamon to begin the first and a lead off single by James Parker to begin the second.  After Parker's single, the Marlins pitching staff faced the minimum until the ninth inning.  In innings three through eight, the one base runner that the Sharks had was Chad Fairey who drew a walk in the fourth, but it was then erased by a double play to end the inning.  In the Sharks third trip through the lineup, eight of the nine hitters struck out including the side in the eighth.

Despite the struggles, one of the bright spots from tonight's game for the Sharks was the pitching of starter Austin Parsley.  Parsley pitched his second seven inning masterpiece this season.  This time, he did not allow any runs, gave up only three hits, and struck out five.  At one point, he retired eight hitters in a row. 

The Sharks will be back in action Friday night against the Holly Springs Salamanders at Ting Stadium.  First pitch is scheduled for 7:05PM.

The Sharks will return to the Shark Tank Saturday night for Star Wars night against the Wilson Tobs.  Join the Dark Side and join us for a night full of baseball with your favorite Star Wars characters!  The first 500 fans into the stadium will receive a Sharks poster.  Stick around after the game for a Postgame Fireworks Extravaganza.  Gates will open at 6:00PM for a 7:05PM first pitch.

Contact

Robert Ambrose

910-343-5621

media@wilmingtonsharks.com

About The Wilmington Sharks

Set in the picturesque Cape Fear region of North Carolina, the Wilmington Sharks are one of thecharter members of the Coastal Plain League. Providing affordable family entertainment in a mino 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, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.