Steamers fall in Game 2, Sharks advance to Petitt Cup Final

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From staff reports

Sunday, August 13, 2017

WILMINGTON — The Steamers fell in extra innings to the Wilmington Sharks 4-2 on Saturday night at the Shark Tank in Game 2 of the East Division Championship, eliminating them from the playoffs and ending their season.

Both teams were held scoreless through the first two innings, but the Steamers got the scoring underway in the top of the third inning.

Anthony Maselli came in to score the first run on a wild pitch, followed by a solo-shot by Billy Wilson to give the Clams a 2-0 lead.

The Sharks responded right away in the bottom half of the inning, as Michael Sandle drove in two runs on a single up the middle to tie the game at two.

The game remained tied at two through the seventh inning, so the game headed to extra innings.

Neither offense could break through until the bottom of the ninth inning, as Danny Wondrack hit a walk off 2-run home run to left field, giving the Sharks the win in Game 2 and the series.

The Sharks advance to the Petit Cup Championship, where they will face the champions of the West Division, the Gastonia Grizzlies.