Marlins Hook Pilots 5-2, Snap SkidJune 13, 2012 - Coastal Plain League (Coastal Plain) Morehead City Marlins
Matt Ogden (1-0) picked up the win, allowing two runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings pitched. The combination of Ryan Oglesby, Evan Zerff and William Prince, all right-handers, shut down the Pilots over the last 3 1/3 innings.
The Marlins got on the board early as they plated a run in the top of the first inning. Geoff DeGroot led off the game with a single, stole second base and came around to score on an RBI-single from Sam Ott to left field to make the score 1-0.
However, the Pilots jumped right back in the second inning when they recorded three hits and a walk in the frame. Geno Escalante led off with a single and advanced to second and third base on a walk and a hit, respectively. The Pilots tied the game at 1-1 when Josh Eldridge ripped a single to right field, scoring Escalante from third.
The Marlins took the lead for good in the top of the fourth inning when Corey Bass drove home Robbie Rea who had reached on an error. Then, the Marlins tacked on three runs in the sixth inning when Bass again laced an RBI-single, scoring Ott from third base. The next batter, Chad Shannon, scored Rea and Bass with a single up the middle, making the score 5-1 in favor of the Marlins.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Ogden gave up one run and loaded the bases full of Pilots before giving way to Oglesby. The right-hander struck out Dan Grauer swinging to end the threat, preserving the three-run Marlins lead at 5-2.
Ogden (1-0) picked up the win, allowing two runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings pitched. Brandon Vick (0-1) took the loss, surrendering four runs (two earned) in five innings of work. Prince notched his first save of the year, allowing just one single in the ninth inning.
The Marlins are back home tomorrow night as they host the Gastonia Grizzlies in the first matchup between the teams on the season. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. as Matt Sutor has the live broadcast on CPL WebPass beginning approximately 10 minutes prior to first pitch.
Notes: Chad Shannon threw out a runner from center field at home plate for the second time this season in the second inning... The Marlins swiped four bases on the evening, giving them 26 on the season... The Marlins played errorless in the field, giving them five flawless defensive games... With his ninth inning walk, Ryan Cranmer has reached base safely in eight straight games.
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