Wilson, N.C.- A nailbitting game sees the Morehead City Marlins (24-12) fall to the Wilson Tobs (19-14) by the score of 9-6 in 10 innings.
The Marlins scored first in the top of the first with an RBI sac fly from Blaze Glenn (Youngstown State University), but the Tobs responded with a run in the home half of the frame.
After a couple of scoreless innings, the Marlins retook the lead off an RBI triple from Daniel Little (University of Richmond) in the top of the fourth to put the Marlins up 2-1. But in the bottom half of that inning the Tobs answered back with a three-run home run to put them by two. Then in the fifth, Wilson tacked on another pair of runs to make it a 6-2 game.
But the Marlins didn't give up. With one out in the inning Dusty Baker (East Carolina University), who was 3-3 at the time, took a curveball on his back to start the rally. Followed by Jack Harris (San Francisco State University) drawing a walk and a single from Glenn, the Marlins had loaded the bases.
Then it was three straight hits from Hunter Shepherd (Catawba College), Zack Miller (University of Delaware) and Camden Williamson (North Carolina A&T State University) that drove in four runs and tied the game up at 6.
From there, the Tobs had a bases loaded opportunity in the bottom of the seventh, but between Mike Appel (Central Connenicut State University) and Leo Perez (Texas A&M Chorpus-Christi University) the Marlins pitched out of the jam.
The game would remain scoreless and headed to extra innings. The Marlins were unable to come up with a run in the top of the tenth and left the bases loaded to make it a total of 14 runners left of base on the night.
And in the home half of the tenth the first hitter to come to plate for the Tobs brought the game to its 9-6 final with a three run home run to walk it off.
The Marlins are in the midst of a three game losing streak heading into an off day on Monday before looking to return to their winning ways on Tuesday night at Edenton. The Marlins are 5-1 against the Steamers this season.