Hampton, V.A. – The Morehead City Marlins dropped their sixth consecutive game as the Peninsula Pilots came to hit on Monday night at War Memorial Stadium in Hampton, V.A. The Peninsula offense scored early, and often, as they dropped the Marlins by a final score of 9-2.
The Pilots offensive storm started with a five-run third inning led by a bases clearing double off the bat off the bat of Jordan Negrini with nobody out in the inning. The Marlins offense awoke in the eighth as Ryan Muno and Brad Haynal roped RBI singles in the top half of the seventh inning. However, the Pilots hung on for the 9-2 victory, beating the Marlins for the fourth time in the last seven days.
Brandon Vick got the win for the Pilots improving to 3-0 on the season. He tossed five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and struck out three. Kurt Lipscomb suffered his first loss of the season for the Marlins.
With the win the Pilots improved to 31-17, while with the loss the Marlins fell to 21-28.
The Marlins return to Big Rock Stadium for Bark in the Park night on Tuesday night as they host the Edenton Steamers. First pitch is slated for 7:05 PM.
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