MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – The Petersburg Generals (2-2) notched 11 hits and struck out 13 Morehead City Marlins (2-4) on their way to a 5-2 win Monday evening at Big Rock Stadium.
The Generals scored three runs on four hits in the third inning as Will Ward, Grant Zawadzki and Mike Revell were all plated on RBI singles. The Generals extended their lead to 4-0 in the fourth inning when Eric Toole tripled home Ryan Parker after Parker reached on an error. The Generals largest lead was 5-0 in the top of the fifth inning when Casey Roche singled, stole second and scored on an error.
The Marlins bats came alive in fifth inning, when Corey Bass led off with a double and scored on a throwing error. Then in the sixth, the Generals lead was cut to 5-2 when Bass doubled home Ryan Cranmer who had singled and stole second base.
Zach Jordan (1-0) earned the win in relief, allowing two runs in two innings. Alex Caravella went the first four innings for the Generals, striking out nine and giving up two hits in four innings of work. Taylor Robinson (1-1) took the loss for the Marlins, allowing five runs (three earned) in five innings of work.
Offensively, the Marlins were lead by Bass who was 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run scored and an RBI and Ryan Cranmer who was 3-for-4 with three singles and two stolen bases.
The Marlins are back on the field tomorrow night when they travel to Fayetteville to take on the SwampDogs for the third time in four days. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. with the live broadcast on CPL WebPass beginning approximately 10 minutes prior to first pitch.
Notes: Geoff DeGroot and Sam Ott each had their first night off of the season... Matt Wainman made his Marlins debut, tossing a scoreless eighth inning... The Marlins left 11 runners on base, including the bases loaded twice... The bullpen did not allow an earned run for the fourth time in six games this season... The game was delayed 56 minutes because of rain.
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