HAMPTON, VA — On a rainy night in Hampton, the Morehead City Marlins came 90 feet away from a dramatic comeback, but fell 6-5 to the Peninsula Pilots.
The Marlins were trailing 6-3 entering the ninth inning, but Jack Harris (San Francisco State) led off the inning with a triple.
After an RBI groundout from Camden Williamson (N.C. A&T), Hunter Nabors (UA-Huntsville) and Jarrett Pico (Elon) hit back-to-back doubles to bring the Marlins within 1.
Daniel Little (Richmond) struck out with Pico at third, and the Pilots won 6-5.
The Pilots out-hit the Marlins 13-5, but the Marlins had some well-timed outs to limit the damage to three runs through the first seven innings. However, a three-run blast from Tommy Bell (Old Dominion) broke open the scoring in the 8th.
The Marlins are off tomorrow, and will be on the road again at Fayetteville on Wednesday.