First Half Recap: Keeping Up With The Marlins

First Half Recap: Keeping Up With The Marlins

MOREHEAD CITY--- The Marlins enter the second half of the season in a familiar position, chasing the middle of the pack for a spot in the 2015 Petitt Cup Playoffs. Finishing out the first half with a 16-8 win over Fayetteville, the Marlins begin the new season here on Tuesday just half a game out of fourth place in the East Division.

Let's take a look at where the Morehead City Marlins (11-15, 0-0) rank up and down the Coastal Plain League as we reach the half-way point of the season.

  • The Marlins rank 3rd in slugging percentage with a .364 clip, trailing just Edenton with an impressive .447 mark along with Gastonia (.370) for the top spot in the CPL.
  • The Marlins have delivered in the power department ranking second with 20 home runs on the season, trailing Edenton (26) for the top spot. Interesting to note that in three meetings with the Steamers, both teams have combined to hit 13 home runs.
  • Staying on offense, the Marlins rank 3rd in total bases with 325 behind Gastonia (366) and Edenton (412) for the top spot in the league. But the Marlins have also been productive, ranking second in the league with 11 sacrifice flies. 
  • Stephen Wallace has opened the season on an impressive note launching seven home runs, ranking second in the league, and third in total bases on the season.
  • Dominck Cammarata has been taking a beating this season, leading the Coastal Plain League getting hit 11 times already setting a Marlins single-season record.
  • Dual-threat player Luke Bolka is tied for first in the CPL with three sacrifice flies.
  • Texas A&M product Matt Collins ranks fourth in the league with 15 stolen bases.

The Marlins finished the first half hitting .252 as a club, including a 17-hit performance in the most recent game against the Fayetteville SwampDogs. Meanwhile as a pitching staff, the Marlins finished out the opening half posting a 4.64 team ERA allowing the second-most walks in the league but have thrown quality starts in seven of their last eight outings. Big Rock Stadium will be rocking in the second half with each of the first five games at home along with four of the final five games of the regular season starting July 30th.

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