Wilmington Sharks

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Wilmington Sharks
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League Coastal Plain League (East)
Location Wilmington, North Carolina
Ballpark Buck Hardee Field at Legion Stadium
Year founded 1997
Nickname(s) Sharks
Petit Cup championships 1998, 1999
Colors Navy, Light Blue, and White
Mascot Sharky the Shark
Ownership National Sports Service[1]
Management Pat Hutchins (General Manager)
Coach Scott Wingo (3rd season)
Website http://www.wilmingtonsharks.com/

The Wilmington Sharks are a baseball team in the Coastal Plain League, a collegiate summer baseball league. The Sharks play their home games at Buck Hardee Field at Legion Stadium in Wilmington, North Carolina. Buck Hardee Field is more commonly referred to as "The Shark Tank"

The Sharks are a pioneer member of the Coastal Plain League, and they have been part of the league since its inception in 1997.

The Sharks finished the 2016 season with a 32-22 record and finished in 2nd place in the East. They made the playoffs for the 5th time in the past 6 seasons. The playoff format was single elimination with the Sharks as the No. 2 seed getting matched up with No. 3 seed Wilson Tobs, The Sharks lost to the Wilson Tobs 14-1 in Wilmington in front of 935 fans. The Sharks averaged 1,274 fans at home this season they also set a new "Shark Tank" attendance record with 3,309 fans for the last home regular season game against the Edenton Steamers. On Tuesday, March 2, 2017, National Sports Service acquired the team from the Smith Family Baseball Wilmington, LLC which has been the owners since 2014.[2]. The 2017 season will be the Sharks 20th season in Wilmington. [3]. Scott Wingo returns for this 3rd season as the head coach of the Sharks. The Sharks have not missed the playoffs under Wingo who has an overall record of 61-46 and is 3-4 in the playoffs.

Yearly Records[edit]

Season Record Postseason Record
1997-2001 159-108 --
2002 16-8 0-1
2003 14-11 0-1
2004 24-27 DNQ
2005 28-26 DNQ
2006 19-34 DNQ
2007 22-33 DNQ
2008 24-31 DNQ
2009 19-36 DNQ
2010 27-29 DNQ
2011 29-27 3-3
2012 29-23 0-2
2013 31-23 1-2
2014 24-30 DNQ
2015 29-24 3-3
2016 32-22 0-1
2017
Overall Record: 531-501 (.515) Playoff Record Since 2002: 7-13 (.350)

2017 Schedule[edit]

Date Team Result Record Attendance
Tuesday, May 30 Florence RedWolves L 5-11 0-1 1,019
Thursday, June 1 @ Edenton Steamers* W 7-5 1-1 -
Friday, June 2 Fayetteville SwampDogs* L 4-5 1-2 1,266
Saturday, June 3 @ Fayetteville SwampDogs* W 6-4 2-2 3,900
Monday, June 5 @ Fayetteville SwampDogs* L 3-7 (7 innings) 2-3 1,029
Tuesday, June 6 Holly Springs Salamanders* L 2-3 (10 innings) 2-4 377
Wednesday, June 7 @ Edenton Steamers* W 9-4 3-4 526
Thursday, June 8 Morehead City Marlins* Rained Out - Moved to June 14th
Friday, June 9 @ Morehead City Marlins* W 10-6 4-4 950
Saturday, June 10 Fayetteville SwampDogs* L 1-2 4-5 1,176
Sunday, June 11 @ Holly Springs Salamanders* W 16-7 5-5 1,901
Monday, June 12 Edenton Steamers* L 4-5 5-6 886
Wednesday, June 14 (Game 1) Morehead City Marlins* L 5-6 (7 innings) 5-7 514
Wednesday, June 14 (Game 2) Morehead City Marlins* L 6-8 (7 innings) 5-8 514
Thursday, June 15 @ Morehead City Marlins* L 5-7 5-9 684
Friday, June 16 Morehead City Marlins* W 6-5 6-9 1,645
Saturday, June 17 @ Peninsula Pilots* Rained Out - Makeup Date: June 24th
Sunday, June 18 @Fayetteville SwampDogs* W 9-5 7-9 1,058
Monday, June 19 @ Morehead City Marlins* L 8-14 7-10 413
Tuesday, June 20 Fayetteville SwampDogs* L 2-5 7-11 447
Wednesday, June 21 Fayetteville SwampDogs* L 1-12 7-12 532
Thursday, June 22 Wilson Tobs* Rained Out - Makeup Date:TBA
Friday, June 23 @ Florence RedWolves W 5-3 8-12 923
Saturday, June 24 (Game 1) Peninsula Pilots W 6-2 9-12 1,113
Saturday, June 24 (Game 2) Peninsula Pilots W 4-1 10-12 1,226
Monday, June 26 Morehead City Marlins* W 8-3 11-12 665
Wednesday, June 28 Holly Springs Salamanders* L 4-5 11-13 1,455
Thursday, June 29 @ Wilson Tobs*
Friday, June 30 @ Fayetteville SwampDogs*
Saturday, July 1 @ Morehead City Marlins*
Sunday, July 2 Fayetteville SwampDogs*
Monday, July 3 @ Morehead City Marlins*
Tuesday, July 4 @ Asheboro Copperheads
Wednesday, July 5 Morehead City Marlins*
Thursday, July 6 Fayetteville SwapDogs*
Friday, July 7 @ Fayetteville SwampDogs*
Saturday, July 8 Edenton Steamers*
Wednesday, July 12 @ Peninsula Pilots*
Thursday, July 13 @ Fayetteville SwampDogs*
Friday, July 14 Morehead City Marlins*
Saturday, July 15 @ Morehead City Marlins*
Sunday, July 16 @ Edenton Steamers*
Monday, July 17 @ Peninsula Pilots*
Wednesday, July 19 @ Morehead City Marlins*
Thursday, July 20 Morehead City Marlins*
Friday, July 21 @ Holly Springs Salamanders*
Saturday, July 22 Holly Spring Salamanders*
Monday, July 24 @ Morehead City Marlins*
Tuesday, July 25 Savannah Bananas
Wednesday, July 26 @ Fayetteville SwampDogs*
Thursday, July 27 Wilson Tobs*
Friday, July 28 @ Morehead City Marlins*
Monday, July 31 @ Savannah Bananas
Tuesday, August 1 @ Florence RedWolves
Wednesday, August 2 Fayetteville SwampDogs*
Thursday, August 3 @ Edenton Steamers*
Saturday, August 5 Morehead City Marlins*
Sunday, August 6 @ Wilson Tobs*
Monday, August 7 Holly Springs Salamanders*
East Division Game* Record 11-13 (.458) Avg Home Attn: 916

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