The Morehead City Marlins dropped their final game of the season by a score of 3-1 at Big Rock Stadium in Big Rock Stadium on a beautiful Monday night in Morehead City, N.C.
The Sharks jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top half of the first as they took Morehead City starter Brandon Saunders for two unearned runs. Andrew Amara led off the game by reaching second on a Morehead City error, stole third then scored on an RBI single off the bat of Alex Freedman. He then scored on an RBI triple off the bat of Zach MacAnenny.
Wilmington picked up another run on an Amaro double in the fourth making it a 3-0 ballgame. Morehead City got one back in the home half of fourth on a long home run off the bat of Ryan Cranmer. However, the Marlins failed to come any closer dropping the final game of the season by a score of 3-1.
Derek Justice improved to 2-1 on the season with the win. Tyler Petsch fell to 0-1. The Marlins used nine different pitchers in the ballgame. Morehead City finishes the 2013 season with a record of 24-32, while the Sharks wrapped up the regular season with a record of 31-23.
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