A youth baseball team out of Wilmington captured first place in a national tournament over the weekend in Myrtle Beach.
It's no laughing matter. The Wilmington Sharks are back in the hunt for a playoff spot in the Coastal Plain League. The Sharks defeated the Gastonia Grizzlies on Monday night.
The US Department of Justice formally dropped its criminal prosecution of Barry Bonds, Major League Baseball's career homerun leader.
Nick Rotola missed out on a grand slam on Monday by a few inches for Wilmington. The Sharks could have used a big play against Peninsula. The Pilots beat the Wilmington Sharks by a single run.
Buck Hardee Field is more of a pitcher's park than a hitter's paradise. On Friday night the hitters in the Wilmington Sharks-Morehead City game had the upper hand with each team going deep with runners aboard.
On Wednesday night we played "Where's Sharky" on our sportscast in an attempt to end the losing skid for the Wilmington Sharks. It was a good plan, but the Lexington Blowfish didn't cooperate.
Hope Mills proved one thing in their best of five series against Wilmington Post 10. You can't count out Hope Mills when their backs are against the wall with the season on the line.
Wilmington Post 10 will have to win on Monday night to continue their baseball season after losing to Hope Mills on Sunday night at Buck Hardee Field in game four of their best of five series.
Wilmington Sharks first baseman Alex Destino has been named the Coastal Plain League's Hitter of the Week for June 29-July 5.
Happy Anniversary Kris Bryant. It's been 3 years to the day since Kris Bryant hit his first and only home run in the Port City. Bryant is currently the face of the Chicago Cubs.