Morehead City, NC- The Morehead City Marlins dropped to 0-3 on the season versus the Wilmington Sharks with a 9-5 loss at Big Rock Stadium.
The Marlins fell down early on a two run homerun from Andrew Ciufo and never were able to recover.
The Sharks jumped out to a five run lead in the top of the fifth on a couple bloop singles, errors, and walks.
The lead swelled to 8-1 for the Sharks heading to the bottom of the sixth where the Marlins made things interesting.
Ben Watson extended his hitting streak to eight on an RBI double and another run came around to score on a Ben Miller single to cut the deficit to 8-3. Then a Zack Miller RBI single trimmed the lead to 8-5.
From the seventh inning on, the Sharks bullpen was dominant and quelled any threats Morehead City had.
The Marlins will look to get back in the win column tomorrow night at home versus the Peninsula Pilots.