Morehead City, NC- The Morehead City Marlins dropped a marathon of a game 9-8 to the Wilmington Sharks at Legion Stadium.

The Marlins dug an early hole, trailing 5-1 after three innings but worked their way back into the ballgame.

Morehead City plated two in the top of the fourth on RBI hits from Jac Croom and McGwire Tuffy.

The Sharks tacked on a run to push their lead to three before the Marlins evened things at six in the seventh due to a costly error by the Wilmington shortstop and a wild pitch.

The game went to extras where the Marlins scored two in the top of the tenth but reliever Matt Hickey could not finish things off as Wyatt Crenshaw delivered a game tying single for the Sharks.

In the bottom of the eleventh the Sharks walked it off on an errant throw by third baseman Jac Croom.

Morehead City returns home tomorrow evening against Holly Springs looking to get back in the win column.