Fayetteville, NC-After dropping game one 3-0, the Wilmington Sharks bounced back with an 11-4 victory in game two over the Fayetteville SwampDogs in Thursday night's doubleheader at JP Riddle Stadium. The game two victory improved the Sharks to 8-9 in the second half of play.
In game one, Austin Parsley gave up three runs in four innings of work. He retired the first seven hitters and nine of the first ten hitters he faced. The only SwampDog he did not retire during that stretch was Bailey Lewis who hit a solo home run in the third inning to give the SwampDogs a 1-0 lead.
The SwampDogs got the bats going in the fourth and added two more runs, going up 3-0. Troy Britts then came on for the Sharks and set the SwampDogs down in order in both the fifth and the sixth innings, keeping the Sharks within striking distance.
After the Sharks left the bases loaded in the first inning of game two, Cam Jenson hit a one out triple in the second. Tilo Skole followed with a single to score him and give the Sharks a 1-0 lead. The Sharks then loaded the bases for Cory Everett. Everett became the second Sharks player to hit a grand slam this season, blowing the game open. Chad Fairey then drew a walk, stole second for the second time in the game, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a groundout by Clemente Inclan making it 6-0 Sharks.
Brandon Talley hit a solo home run in the bottom of the inning to make it 6-1. The Sharks then added another run in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Fairey to go up 7-1. Talley singled in the bottom half and came in to score on a single by KC Brown making it 7-2.
The Sharks batted around for a second time in the sixth, scoring four more runs to go up 11-2.
Alex Fenton threw five innings in his start on the mound for the Sharks. In addition to the two runs, he gave up six hits and struck out three.
Come and join us at the Shark Tank Friday night as the Sharks host the final Postgame Fireworks Extravaganza of the season as part of a doubleheader against the Wilson Tobs. Colin Kennedy (0-2, 10.00) will start on the mound in game one for the Sharks against Nate Iming (4-1, 3.76) for the Tobs. Shaddon Peavyhouse (0-0, 0.00) will start game two for the Sharks against Chandler Coates (2-2, 5.76) for the Tobs. Gates will open at 5:00PM for a 6:05PM first pitch for game one. Game two will begin approximately thirty minutes after the conclusion of game one.
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.