Morehead City, NC- In game one of the East Division playoffs the Morehead City Marlins bested the Wilson Tobs 3-1.
It was a pitchers duel for much of the night with Marlins starter Peter Allegro keeping the Tobs off the scoreboard in his five innings of work.
Wilson starter McCaskey was matching zeroes with Allegro until a Dylan Rogers RBI single in the bottom of the fourth. Braeden O’Shaugnessy added to the lead with a mammoth solo home run in the bottom of the sixth.
The Marlins were able to chase McCaskey in the seventh after a line single off the bat of Jase Felker and extend their cushion to 3-0.
In the top of the eighth Wilson finally broke up the shutout on an RBI single from Sammy Sass. Logan Garza came in and escaped the jam in the eighth before turning things over to Trey Jernigan to secure the win and put the Fish up 1-0 in the best of three series.
Game two will be tomorrow evening from Wilson at 7:00 as the Marlins go for the sweep and a spot in the Pettit Cup.