Powers shuts out RedWolves in game one, 1-0

FLORENCE, S.C. - The Morehead City Marlins scored just one run in game one of Thursday's doubleheader against the Florence RedWolves. But the lone run was all they needed as Brent Powers tossed a complete-game shutout to carry Morehead City to a 1-0 victory at American Legion Field.

Morehead City (14-10) picked up the game's only run in the top of the third inning off of Florence (14-8) starter Colby Holmes (L, 0-2). Justyn Carter opened the frame with a walk, moved to second on Joe Sclafani's single and advanced to third on a wild pitch. He then scored on Steve Marino's sacrifice fly to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead.

Powers (W, 2-2) settled into a groove early in his outing. He helped his own cause by picking Ethan Santora off of first base in the second inning, then struck out Santora with runners on second and third to end the fourth.

In the seventh, Powers induced two consecutive groundouts to open in the inning before giving up a two-out double to Ryan Durrence. With the tying runner in scoring position, Powers got another groundout to clinch the victory for Morehead City.

The southpaw from Sam Houston State scattered six hits over the course of his outing, striking out seven Florence batters in the process. He has now won two consecutive starts after taking losses in each of his first two appearances as a Marlin.

In addition to scoring Morehead City's lone run, Carter stole his team-high 17th base of the summer season in game one.

With the win, the Marlins now stand just one game behind Florence in the South Division standings, pending the result of tonight's nightcap.

Overall, the southpaw struck out seven Florence batters over the course of the game.
The Morehead City Marlins are the newest member of the Coastal Plain League. The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 14th season, the Coastal Plain League features 15 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The CPL gives players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts.