Wilmington Sharks Release
Wilson, NC – The Sharks were handed a loss at the hands of the Tobacconists at their home in Wilson at Historic Fleming Stadium on Wednesday night by a score of 6-3. Wilmington's starting arm, John Parke, went six complete innings, allowing five hits and three runs, despite just one being earned.
The Sharks picked up their first run in the top of the second inning on a solo shot off the big bat of Cam McRae, his first round-tripper of the year. McRae, the clubhouse leader in terms of batting average, now has seven extra base hits on the season for the Wilmington Sharks.
Two runs came across in the sixth for the Tobs after a run scored on a three throwing error on an error by the pitcher Parke, as well as an RBI infield single by Ben Schmucker. The RBI was Schmucker's 28th of the year, putting him in third place in the Coastal Plain League.
Wilmington would close the gap in the sixth on a two strike single by Nate Moorhouse, who was moved over to third on a double that one hopped the fence to right-center field. Cam McRae would single into the hole between short and third to score Moorhouse.
Wilson would add three insurance runs in the seventh off Pat Toohers following two hits and two Sharks fielding errors, each of which by Steven Linkous at third base. Linkous was back at the hot corner after playing center field for two weeks.
In the eighth, Montville would draw a two out walk and another infield single by Cam McRae. McRae finished the evening 3-4 with a homerun and two RBIs.Montville would steal third base, becoming a perfect six for six on steal attempts on the season. Sam Foy would pick up an RBI in the frame to make the score 6-3.
The Sharks will have a double-header at home against the Morehead City Marlins on Thursday, featuring dollar beers during each of the seven inning games at the Shark Tank.