Fayetteville, NC-The Wilmington Sharks faced another night in which nothing went their way in an 8-1 loss to the Fayetteville SwampDogs Friday night at JP Riddle Stadium.
The route began when Nathan Dill and Jojo Allen became the second tandem to homer back-to-back against the Sharks in 2019, making it 2-0 SwampDogs in the second inning.
The SwampDogs added to their lead when Konner Piotto led off the fifth with a triple. The next four SwampDog hitters singled, leading to a four-run inning to make it 6-0. The SwampDogs added another run in both the sixth and the seventh to go up 8-0.
Sharks relief pitcher Troy Britts came into the game as a pinch-hitter in the ninth and doubled to lead off the inning. With two outs, Britts scored on a throwing error to put the Sharks on the board.
Despite the struggles, the Sharks defense performed well and turned a total of four double plays to reduce the damage. The Sharks pitching staff also managed to get out of two bases loaded jams unscathed, one of them with nobody out.
Come and join us Saturday night at the Shark Tank as the Sharks take on the SwampDogs to celebrate the end of the summer and our last home game of the season on Back to School Night. The first 500 kids in attendance will receive a back to school kit, courtesy of Excite Credit Union. Cameron Reeves (1-2, 5.10) will start on the mound for the Sharks.
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.