Wilmington Sharks Lose a Tough One on the Road to the Steamers

Edenton, NC July 27, 2013 – The Wilmington Sharks (12-8, 26-21) lost a 12-0 on the road to the Edenton Steamers (14-4, 34-10) on Saturday night.

Wilmington Sharks logoThe Steamers got going in the bottom of the first inning on an Adam Kirsch RBI double to give them a 1-0 lead. The Steamers continued the hot hitting in the bottom of the second inning as they scored five runs on seven hits as the inning was highlighted by a three run home run off the bat of Trent Miller to make it 7-0 Steamers.

Edenton added another run in the bottom half of the fourth to make it 8-0. Nick Thompson hit the second three run home run of the night for Steamers in the bottom of the fifth inning to put the game out reach and make it 10-0. Dominic Fratantuono added two runs to the board for the Steamers on a two run home run to left field in sixth inning to make it 12-0.

Patrick Peterson picked up the win as he improves his record to 4-0 on the year for the Steamers. Tommy Houmard was the bright spot for the Sharks as he picked up his second three hit game of the year going 3-4 with three singles.

The Wilmington Sharks will continue their road trip on Monday night as they take on the Fayetteville SwampDogs with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.

The Wilmington Sharks are a proud member of the Coastal Plain League, the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 17th season in 2013, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. Furthermore, the CPL has had over 1000 alumni drafted and 62 alums—including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander—make their major league debut so far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to friend us on Facebook (at www.facebook.com/coastalplainleague) and follow us via Twitter (@cpleague).

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