In the kickoff of Big Rock Week, the Tobs came into Morehead City to win a big game 6-2. It was the opening night of the bright orange Motorboaters jerseys, but the electric crowd was not enough to power the fish to a win. The Marlins fall to 6-5 in the summer while the Tobs improve to 9-3.

The Motorboaters got on the board early with an RBI single from Erich Hartmann in the first to bring home Kamau Neighbors. The fish were able to tie things up in the bottom of the seventh after Tommy Kendrick got it going with a one out double. A wild pitch moved him up to third and Chayton Beck had the sacrifice fly to bring Kendrick in.

Drew Stegura got the start for the Motorboaters, battling through four innings while allowing two runs on five hits, walking two and striking out four. Brandon Scheurer was great out of the bullpen throwing two hitless frames with three strikeouts. 

Reese Miller was excellent on the mound for the Tobs going seven strong innings allowing just one earned run. Miller showed an extremely impressive slider throughout the whole night and kept the fish hitters off balanced, earning the win tonight.

Jay Allmer was given the loss after allowing a leadoff home run to JD Kaiser in the top of the eighth inning to give Wilson a 3-2 lead. It was the second long ball for the league leaders in that category, including the solo shot from Chris Amparo in the second.

The Motorboaters drop their first game during Big Rock Week and will be back on the road tomorrow. The Fish travel to play the Tri-City Chili Peppers tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. from Shepherd Stadium.