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WILMINGTON, NC (SHARKS) -- Tyler Bolton had another great outing on the bump for the Wilmington Sharks (3-3, 17-16) in a 5-1 win over the Morehead City Marlins (4-3, 16-19) on Wednesday night.
The game was highlighted by great pitching from both teams, Bolton threw eight innings as he gave up one run on three hits and struck out four to improve his record to 4-0 on the year. Ben Fuchs also threw well for the Marlins as he tossed six innings and gave up four runs and three hits and now moves to 3-1 on the year.
The Sharks got rolling in the bottom of the first inning as Andrew Amaro led off with a single and moved to third on a double from Alex Freedman. Amaro scored on a ground out from Cody Dolan and Freedman scored on a wild pitch to give the Sharks a 2-0 lead.
Both pitchers were throwing great through the middle innings as neither team could get an offense going.
Dolan led off the seventh for the Sharks with a single and Zach Stephens and Mike Dunster drew back to back walks to load the bases. TJ Losby hit a ball to Ryan Cranmer who stepped on third to record an out, but his throw sailed high at first to allow a Dunster to score from first and give the Sharks a 4-0 lead. Alex Perez picked up an RBI single to extend the lead 5-0.
Dalton Britt hit an RBI single in the top of the eighth to cut the Sharks lead to 5-1. Kyle Shields came in on relief and threw a quick ninth innings to seal up the win.
The Sharks will play host to the Edenton Steamers on Thursday night at home with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.
DIXIE YOUTH PLAYOFF INFO: (RELEASE)
6 Junior Dixie Boys (13) Teams from across the State will be playing for a State Championship Title and Berth into the 2013 Junior Dixie Boys World Series.
8 Dixie Boys (13-14) Teams from across the State will be playing for a State Championship title and berth into the 2013 Dixie Boys World Series.
Junior Dixie Boys State Champions will move on to the World Series in COLUMBUS, GEORGIA on AUGUST 3-7, 2013.
Dixie Boys State Champions will move on to the World Series in SENECA, SOUTH CAROLINA on AUGUST 3-7, 2013.
BRUNSWICK WEST DEBS DIXIE GIRLS SOFTBALL ALL-STARS
18 & UNDER WILL BE PLAYING IN THE NORTH CAROLINA DIXIE DEBS STATE TOURNAMENT
July 13-17, 2013 in Lillington, NC
The DEBS Winner of the state tournament will move on to the World Series in ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA on AUGUST 2-7, 2013.
The Cape Fear Optimist t-ball team (Sweetees) (all girls ages 5-6) won the district tournament. They're now are going to the state tournament. They are the only team in New Hanover County represented in this age group. The team is going to raise fund on Thursday (July 11) at Chik Fil A on Market Street from 5-8.
West Bladen Dixie Pre-Majors beat Columbus County 6-2 to win the state championship for 15-17 year olds. West Bladen will advance to the baseball nationals in Alabama on July 27.
American Legion Baseball Update Area 2 West:
Whiteville Post 137 vs. Wilmington Post 10 will begin a best of five playoff series on Friday, July 12
Game 1 7pm in Whiteville on Friday
Game 2 7pm in Wilmington on Saturday
Game 3 7pm in Wilmington on Sunday
Game 4 7pm in Whiteville on Monday
Game 5 7pm in Whiteville on Tuesday
Whiteville won their first round series by forfeit over Hope Mills due to ineligible players
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper stopped by football practice for the Wilmington Tigers. Cooper's brother, Joshua, plays wide receiver for the Tigers. Jonathan will toss the coin for the Tigers prior to their season opener at Legion Stadium this coming Saturday at 7pm.