Wilmington, NC- The Morehead City Marlins bested the Wilmington Sharks 6-0 at Buck Hardee Field to pick up their sixth consecutive victory.
Things got going in the first inning when Sean Johnson and Ben Watson led off the game with back to back doubles with the latter producing a run.
The Marlins would not score again until the fifth when Mason Maners drove in a run on a sacrifice fly and Garrett McGowan delivered a two out RBI single.
In between the first and fifth it was the Jack Hodgins show, the Hendrix College right hander threw four innings of no hit baseball before turning things over to Kyle McKernan.
McKernan came on and was lights out, posting a line of three innings pitched no runs and seven strikeouts, picking up the win in the process.
Morehead City extended their lead to 6-0 after three runs in the top of the seventh thanks to another Watson RBI and a Braeden O’Shaugnessy RBI single.
Salvatore Ferro and Jared Miller pitched the eighth and ninth innings respectively and kept the shutout in tact.
Wilmington and Morehead City will meet for the third straight day tomorrow night at Big Rock Stadium with first pitch slated for 6:00 PM.