Peninsula, Va. – The Morehead City Marlins (7-2) seven-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday night against the Peninsula Pilots (5-2), 4-1, at War Memorial Stadium. The seven-game streak will go down as the second-longest streak in franchise history.
Jacob Thiessen (South Carolina Upstate) pitched four complete innings on the mound in his second start of the summer. The junior allowed three hits and two runs that came in the bottom of the fourth off a Pilots homerun.
In the top of the fourth inning Danton Hyman (Newberry) laid down a bunt and an overthrow from the Pilots pitcher allowed Hyman to third. Brendan Dougherty's fly ball in the next at bat to left field was enough to score Hyman from third and give the Marlins the 1-0 lead.
Garrett Letchworth (High Point) made his third appearance of the summer out of the bullpen. Letchworth came on in the fifth and threw for a pair of innings. The junior limited the Pilots offense to just one hit, but the home team would add two runs, extending their lead to 4-1.
Brandon Marklund (Bryan College) would then throw a hit less and run less inning in the seventh. Dawson Moser (Arkansas-Monticello) was the fourth and final pitcher to toe the rubber for Morehead City. The senior allowed just one base runner in the eighth.
Team Records: Morehead City (7-2), Peninsula (5-2)
News & Notes:
- Morehead City's second-longest winning streak has come to a close.
- The Pilots became the first team this season to retire the first six hitters, in order, of Morehead City's lineup to begin the game.
- Danton Hyman's hit-streak continues in his ninth-consecutive game with at least one hit.
- Morehead City trails in the series, 0-1, following the first of three meetings.
- The Marlins hold the best record in the CPL and have are two-games ahead of Wilmington in the East Division.
The Marlins will have an off day on Sunday, before hosting Wilmington at home on Monday night at Big Rock Stadium.