Wilmington Sharks Press Release
Wilmington, N.C. – The Wilmington Sharks came up just short on Thursday night against the Morehead City Marlins 12-11, in a wild game that compiled 23 runs on 20 hits.
The Sharks started out the first seven innings on fire with their bats and gloves. They picked up two runs in the first off the bats of Zach Stephens and Alex Freedman to give the Sharks a 2-0 lead. Andrew Amaro drove in Dylan Bosheers in the second inning to extend the lead to 3-0.
The Sharks picked up two more runs in the fourth and fifth inning to extend their lead to 7-1. Mike Frank threw six innings for the Sharks striking out nine and gave up one run. The bats came alive for the Marlins in the seventh inning as they picked up five runs on three hits and none bigger than a Chase McDonald two RBI double.
The Sharks moved into the top of the ninth inning with a 7-6 lead but, the Marlins struck again as a Dalton Britt RBI single tied up the game at 7-7. The bats continued to stay hot as the Marlins picked up five more runs on three hits to take a 12-7 lead.
The Sharks loaded up the bases in the bottom of the ninth on two straight walks and a single from Stephens and were able to pick up four runs, but just fell short 12-11 as the sharks move to 6-6 and the Marlins move to 7-7 on the year.
Jacob Hoyle went 3-6 against the Sharks and has now gone 6-12 in the last three games against Wilmington. Dalton Britt went 4-5 with a triple and an RBI on Thursday night. Alex Perez went 2-3 with an RBI and a run scored in his third game with the ball club.
The Sharks return back to action on Friday night as they take on the Fayetteville SwampDogs on the road with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.
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