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Sharks to Host Team USA

February 15, 2012 - Coastal Plain League (Coastal Plain) Wilmington Sharks

Wilmington, NC; February 15, 2012 - The Wilmington Sharks of the Coastal Plain League (CPL) announced they will host Team USA this summer at Buck Hardee Field.

USA Collegiate National Team will make a stop in Wilmington on Tuesday, June 26. Game time is scheduled for 7:05 PM with the gates to open at 6:00 PM. The Sharks are one of four CPL teams that will host Team USA this coming summer. Fayetteville SwampDogs, Morehead City Marlins and Forest City Owls will be the only other teams in the League that will take on Team USA.

"I am very happy to announce that the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team will be returning to play teams in the Coastal Plain League this summer," said Eric Campbell, general manager of USA Baseball National Teams. "With the support of the CPL, USA Baseball is able to create a strong schedule for our nation's best players. The Collegiate National Team will make a great swing through Fayetteville, Wilmington and Morehead City. It will be a wonderful way to start our summer - by playing against strong competition in scenic ballparks packed with great fans!"

The CPL is the only collegiate summer baseball league that will be hosting the National Team this summer.

The Wilmington Sharks are members of Coastal Plain League, the nation's hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Preparing for its 16th season, The Coastal Plain League 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. The CPL has had over 930 alumni drafted and 46 alums make their Major League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com.

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