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Wilmington Sharks

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."

Wilmington Sharks
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 Matt Perry (Owner); Pat Hutchins (General Manager)
Coach Tyler Jackson (1st season)

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

On Tuesday, March 2, 2017, National Sports Service acquired the team from the Smith Family Baseball Wilmington, LLC which had been the owners since 2014.[2] The 2017 season was the Sharks’ 20th season in Wilmington.[3]

The Sharks finished the 2018 season with a 17-34 record their worst record since 2009 and finished in fourth place in the East Division. This marks the 9th time in team history they didn't make the playoffs, the last time the team missed the playoffs was 2014.

Also, The Sharks averaged 1,001 fans at home this season which is down from the 1,118 fans they averaged last season at home. Tyler Jackson finished his first season as the head coach of the Sharks. The 2019 season will be the Sharks 22nd season in Wilmington.

Starting in the 2018 season with the addition of the Macon Bacon, the Coastal Plain League will play 52 regular season games and will move to four divisions (North, South, East, and West) the Sharks will be in the East Division with Fayetteville, Holly Springs, and Morehead City.


Yearly RecordsEdit

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 31-24 3-2
2018 17-34 DNQ
Overall Record: 579-560 (.508) Playoff Record Since 2002: 10-15 (.400)

2019 ScheduleEdit



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