MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – The Marlins played through 2 1/2 innings after being delayed for over an hour before the eventual cancellation due to weather Friday night against the Tri-City Chili Peppers. During the 2 1/2 innings, both teams scored, but Morehead City finished on top 2-1. This game was not official due to not completing five innings and will not go towards either teams record.
Jarrett Hall (William Peace) got the start on the mound for the Marlins, while Levi Huesman started for the Chili Peppers. The first inning for the Chili Peppers started strong as Michael Dolberry put a ball way out over the center field wall, giving them a 1-0 lead.
The Marlins bounced right back in the bottom of the first as Jeremy Piatkiewicz walked and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Damaurys Rodriguez (Rollins College) then ripped a triple down the right-field line and all the way to the corner, tying the score 1-1. Will Walsh (Nebraska) followed with a single into right-center field to score Rodriguez and put the Marlins up 2-1.
Pitching dominated until the rain started coming down in the bottom of the third while Landon Choboy (Mount Olive) was up to bat.
The Marlins remain at 32-14 as this game did not count towards the record since the game did not complete five innings. The Marlins are set to take on the Wilmington Sharks for their final regular-season game Saturday night at 7 PM in Morehead City before heading to the playoffs on Sunday.