The Sharks regional team were outplayed Sunday by a very strong, regular season winners, Karlskoga Bats despite good outings by the Sharks’ pitching staff.
The Bats were quick to take advantage of any miscues by the home team and the first game ended with a 14-0 loss in five innings.
In the sixth inning of game 2, with a win still within reach thanks to a strong start by rookie pitcher Shervin Shakki, the Sharks threatened. The Sharks put the first two batters on base, setting the table for the team’s hot-hitting first baseman Joel Earnest.
Earnest, however, was cooled off. He promplu smashed a low liner to the left side of the infield which fell right in to the glove of the Bats’ shortstop, setting off a rally-killing triple play.
Final score of game two was 11-6.
The Sharks have a make up game, tentatively set for September 26, with Malmö Pilots still to play. That will also be the last chance to see some Sharks baseball this season.