Asheboro, NC- The Morehead City Marlins bats put on a display in Asheboro, handily defeating the Zookeepers 15-1.

The Marlins took the lead in the top of the first on a Ben Miller sacrifice fly and led the rest of the way.

Leading 2-0 in the top of the fourth, outfielder Sean Johnson hit a three run homerun, his first of the season to extend the lead to five.

In his first start of the season pitcher Matt Lozovoy tossed five innings of one run ball earning the win. Lozovoy racked up four strikeouts as well.

The offense continued to produce all evening putting up two spots in both the sixth and seventh innings thanks to a Mason Maners two run bomb and a Johnson double.

Johnson finished the day 5 for 7 with 6 RBIs earning Coastal Plain League player of the day honors.

The Marlins added five more in the top of the ninth on RBIs from Colton Becker, McGwire Tuffy, Kameron Heath, and Zack Miller.

The bullpen blanked the Zookeepers in the final four frames as the Fish cruised to victory. Thanks to the win the Marlins are now up to .500 at 4-4 with their next game coming Thursday at home versus Wilmington.