Hampton, VA June 7, 2013 – The Wilmington Sharks were under a rain delay for over two hours in Hampton, Va. as the game was eventually postponed until June 16th, when the Pilots will visit Wilmington to take on the Sharks.
The Sharks struck first in the top of the first when Zach Houchins and Alex Freedman drove in two runs to give the Sharks a 2-0 lead. In bottom of the first, the Pilots picked up four runs to take a 4-2 advantage.
The game is currently suspended in the bottom of the 2nd inning as the Pilots lead 4-2. The Wilmington Sharks continue their road trip in Virginia as they take on the Petersburg Generals on Saturday evening.
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).