Tobs Top Marlins 7-5

Tobs Top Marlins 7-5

The Morehead City Marlins misfortune continued on Thursday night in Wilson as they fell to the Tobs by a final score of 7-5 at Fleming Stadium.

The Tobs wasted no time getting on the board as they scored two runs in the home half of the second inning. Logan Reginier got Wilson on the board with an RBI single and then the Tobs picked up another run on a Morehead City defensive miscue.

Wilson extended its lead to 5-0 in the third on RBI singles off the bats of Collin Cuthrell and Zack Lee. More defensive miscues led the Tobs to their fifth run as two of the three Wilson runs in the inning were earned. Morehead City picked up three runs in the sixth on RBI’s by Jacob Hoyle and Hayden Jones, pulling to within 5-3.

The Tobs struck back with two runs in the home half of the sixth to make it a four-run ballgame at 7-3. However, Sam Ott hit his first homer of the year of the right field wall in the top half of the seventh as the Marlins were within two runs at 7-5.

However, the Marlins failed to get any closer as the Tobs kept their playoff hopes alive with a 7-5 victory on Thursday night. Jhon Peralta suffered the loss for the Marlins, while John Valek picked up the win for Wilson. Nick Monroe earned the save for the Tobs with a scoreless top half of the ninth.

The Marlins return home to Big Rock Stadium tomorrow evening for a twin-bill with the Fayetteville SwampDogs. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM.

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