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Sharks lose home opener; dog wins over the crowd as bat boy; playoff wins for Whiteville

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) - Despite recent renovations to Buck Hardee Field "Titus" the dog stole the show between innings at the Shark Tank while performing his bat boy assignment during Wednesday's home opener for the Wilmington Sharks. Click the icon to see "Titus", and our game highlights of the Florence 4-3 win over Wilmington.

Wilmington took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the 5th on a local connection. Former North Brunswick Scorpion Steven Linkous knocked in former Ashley Screaming Eagle Christian Wolfe and former Whiteville Wolfpack slugger Hunter Smith. The Sharks were unable to keep the lead though. Both Wolfe and Linkous play college baseball at UNCW. Click the icon to see the location connection.

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Wednesday Night Scoreboard

Coastal Plain League
Florence 4
Wilmington 3 (13 innings)

High School Baseball
Whiteville 14
Rosewood 5
Zach Pait hit a 2 run homer for Whiteville
Winning pitcher: Zach Pait
Connor Grainger 4 for 5 at the plate
Whiteville wins game one of a best of 3 series (1-A East Championship Series)

High School Softball
Whiteville 4
Princeton 3
Winning pitcher: Lauren Worley
Whiteville wins game one of a best of 3 series (1-A East Championship Series)

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY (WWAY) -- Former South Brunswick Cougar & former Brunswick Community College basketball standout Montez Loman signed to play basketball at Tennessee State on Wednesday.

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ROCKY POINT, NC (WWAY) -- The Pender County School Board has approved Jonathan Taylor as the Head Football Coach at Trask High School. Taylor has most recently served as an assistant coach at Union HS. He's also coached at Topsail HS & New Hanover HS.

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Here's some Trivia...

Did any of you know that in 1944, the New York Yankees hired Count Dracula's son...to be their "Bat Boy"?
One more thing...when the Bat Boy's church got into financial trouble...the Government gave them a "Christian Bail"!!!!!

Life is good

I've been to Wilmington once. And I don't know anyone from Wilmington. But seeing that video clip means that everything is right with the world.

Young men living the dream, even if the dream is to hang up the spikes in the near future.

A dog as a bat boy... priceless. Homey, hokey, silly, and totally makes the world okay.

Fans in the stands just enjoying the evening, w/o A/C and TV.

Do you understand that what is in this video is what Field of Dreams tried to capture?

Thank you for that breath of

Thank you for that breath of fresh air among what are often negative comments, had to smile at the clip AND your reply :) I hope you can return and enjoy Wilmington again!