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Wilmington Sharks unveil new branding

Under new ownership, the Wilmington Sharks (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League) have unveiled a new branding plan for 2014. “Since purchasing the team in December, our organization has been committed to rebranding every aspect of the Wilmington Sharks baseball experience,” said Peter Freund, owner of the Sharks. “The new identity is symbolic of our commitment […]

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Wilmington Sharks sold

The Wilmington Sharks (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League) have been sold to Peter B. Freund, a minority owner of the New York Yankees and partner in the Charleston RiverDogs (Low Class A; Sally League). “I am thrilled to begin a new era of Sharks baseball in the beautiful Port City of Wilmington, North Carolina,” said […]

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In memoriam: Kevin Cerasuolo

Kevin Cerasuolo, the popular equipment manager and ball boy for the Wilmington Sharks (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League), passed away yesterday at the age of 39. Cerasuolo suffered what has been recorded as a heart attack before the team’s scheduled batting practice at 4 p.m. After emergency workers were unable to revive him, the Sharks […]

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SwampDogs to launch season as planned; three remain hospitalized

Three members of the Fayetteville SwampDogs (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League) front office remain hospitalized after a ballpark explosion, and the team is prepping for the scheduled season launch on Tuesday. Team owner/GM/coach Darrell Handelsman, SwampDogs operations manager Mark Wilderman and intern Jonathan Wilson-Daughtner are still listed in serious condition at UNC Hospital after a propane explosion Thursday at J.P. Riddle […]

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Team USA to tour CPL ballparks this summer

Should be a good series: the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team will be taking on four summer-collegiate Coastal Plain League teams during the 2012 season. Team USA, led by Tennessee head coach Dave Serrano, will start a three-day CPL trip on June 25 in Fayetteville, N.C., to face the Fayetteville SwampDogs. The ‘Dogs are no […]

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