MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. — After their longest losing streak of the season at three games, the Marlins got back into the win column in resounding fashion on Wednesday night at Big Rock Stadium.
With a 9-1 victory over the Holly Springs Salamanders, the Marlins improve to 25-12 on the summer and 6-5 in the 2nd Half.
The Marlins rode a combination of their all-star pitching with a late-game offensive explosion to the victory. Connor Schultz (Butler) got the start and threw 2.1 innings of 1-run ball. Another Marlin All Star, Eric Miles (Presbyterian), followed Schultz with an excellent 5.2 inning outing. Miles allowed only two hits while walking two and striking out seven.
The Salamanders and Marlins were in a stalemate until the bottom of the 6th inning, when the Marlin bats exploded for a six-spot. Jack Harris. A Zack Miller groundout scored Jack Harris for the first run, then the Marlins ripped off a two-out rally to blow the game open.
Daniel Little (Richmond) notched an RBI single, and Blaze Glenn added a 2-run base knock later in the inning to give the Marlins a 7-1 lead heading into the final three frames.
They would go on to tack on some insurance, with a run in the 7th coming on a Salamander throwing error, and a Jack Harris solo shot in the 8th, his 8th long ball of the summer.
The Marlins hit the road tomorrow as they play the Wilmington Sharks in a key road contest.