MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – The Marlins came down to South Carolina in search for their sixth consecutive win, but the RedWolves has other plans.

Florence was able to put together late inning heroics to take down Morehead City, 6-5, on Saturday night.

Despite the loss, head coach Jesse Lancaster (Mount Olive) is happy to see his squad take the loss so harshly.

“It’s a good thing they’re not okay with losing,” Lancaster said. “I’m glad they’re upset by that.”

It happened in one blink of an eye. The Marlins were leading 5-2 going into the bottom of the eighth, thanks to RBIs from Joe Mason (Mount Olive) in the first inning, Jack Harris (Newberry), hitting a solo home run in the fifth, and Zack Miller (Catawba) in the top of the eighth. But in the bottom of the eighth, Florence scored four runs, three of them coming from AJ Liu, who hit a go ahead three-run home run.

The loss snaps Morehead City’s five-game win streak, falling to 10-5 in CPL play. Knowing what’s ahead for the Marlins, the script is simple.

“We just have to get back in the win column,” Lancaster said. “6-0 this week would have been nice, but it happens.”

There are eight games, seven in CPL play, left before the first half of the CPL season ends. If the Marlins have the best record in the east division, they will clinch a spot in the Pettit Cup Playoffs. Sitting two games back of the Peninsula Pilots, Morehead City will look to change that on Monday night at The Rock against Holly Springs. First pitch is set for 7:05.