Morehead City, N.C. -- The Morehead City Marlins, the reigning back-to-back Coastal Plain League champions along with the Town of Morehead City and the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament are thrilled to announce the addition of a middle school league at Big Rock Stadium.
Coming off the highly successful fall high school league, Big Rock Stadium will host middle school-aged players. The four-team league will begin play on Monday, March 22nd, with games taking place at 5:30 and 7:30 every Monday and Wednesday night. Each team will play a 10-game schedule.
"After a great fall league, we wanted to do something to help the middle school players," Marlins owner Buddy Bengel said. "Because of COVID, these kids will not be able to have a middle school season, so we felt that this was a way to keep these players on the field to work on their skills and get ready for spring baseball."
"The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department is proud to partner with the Morehead City Marlins and local middle school baseball coaches and players for the opportunity to have a middle school baseball league," said Morehead City Parks and Rec Director Jerry Riggs.
Interested players should visit www.mhcmarlins.com to sign up. There will be a $125 fee per player to cover costs. There will be no admission fee for the games, however, the Marlins are working on steaming games live on their social media pages.
The Morehead City Marlins, the Town of Morehead City, and the Big Rock tournament look forward to welcoming local middle school baseball players to Big Rock Stadium this spring.
The Morehead City Marlins are a member of the Coastal Plain League. Heading into its 12th season in 2021, the Marlins are the defending back-to-back league champions. To date, the Marlins have had numerous MLB draft picks – including 2016 1st Round, 8th overall pick Cal Quantril of Stanford, and 2017 NLCS MVP Chris Taylor of Virginia. For more information about the Marlins please visit the website at www.mhcmarlins.com or on facebook, instagram, and twitter.