Wilmington Sharks play April Fool's Day prank with fake news release

Wilmington Sharks play April Fool's Day prank with fake news release

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Wilmington Sharks baseball team played an April Fool's Day prank by sending out a fake news release Sunday saying Mackenzie Gore had signed with the Coastal Plain League club for the summer.

Gore, a former Whiteville High School star and No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft, has not signed with the Sharks. The first letters in each paragraph of the six-paragraph release spell the word GOTCHA. A PDF version of the release is posted below.

WECT posted a story on the signing that has since been deleted. We regret the error.

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