Wilmington, N.C. – The Wilmington Sharks picked up a 4-3 win at home on Saturday night over the Wilson Tobs to improve their record to 11-9 on the year and the Tobs move to 11-10.
Tyler Bolton had another good outing for the Sharks as he gave up three runs on four hits and struck out eight to pick up his third win of the year and move his record to 3-0.
The Sharks struck first as they picked up all four runs of the ball game in the bottom of the first inning. Zach MacAneney led off with an infield hit and advanced to second on the Alex Freedman walk as both runners moved up a base on a wild pitch. Cody Dolan hit a chopper back to Christian Slazinik who tried to throw out MacAneney at home as the throw went to the backstop and allowed Freeman to score to give the Sharks a 2-0 lead.
In the same inning for the Sharks, Zach Stephens picked up a hit to move Dolan to second. The next hitter for the Sharks Zach Houchins hit a ball back up the middle to score Dolan, but the ball was not fielded cleanly by Tobs center fielder Ridge Gonsoulian, which allowed Stephens to score to give the Sharks a 4-0 lead.
The Wilson Tobs picked up two runs in the top of the second inning off of a two out two RBI single off the bat of Gonsoulian to cut the Sharks lead to 4-2. The Tobs picked up another run in the top of the fourth to cut the Sharks lead to 4-3.
The bullpen did a great job for the Sharks in the final four innings of play as they gave up two hits and struck out two. Nick Green picked up his first save of the season for the Sharks.
Zach Houchins went 2-3 with an RBI for the Sharks and Luke Lowery went 2-3 with a single and double for the Tobs.
The Sharks return back to action on Monday night as they go on the road to take on the Morehead City Marlins with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.
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