Marlins Walk-Off Over Military All-StarsJune 21, 2012 - Coastal Plain League (Coastal Plain) Morehead City Marlins
With two outs and nobody on base, Landon Moseley and Chace Mitchell worked back-to-back walks before Ott lined his double down the right field line, scoring the winning run from second base.
The Marlins scored the first two runs of the game in the bottom of the first inning when Jarrett Higgins and Moseley singled to lead off the game. After Higgins stole third Mitchell grounded out, scoring Higgins from third. Later in the inning, Eric Peterson grounded in to a fielder's choice scoring Moseley and giving the Marlins a 2-0 lead.
The score held until the fifth inning when the All-Stars answered with two runs of their own. Kell Crain and Lance Noel both walked and advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt. Crain scored on a wild pitch and Noel tied the game 2-2 on an RBI-single by Jesse Jenner.
William Prince earned the win, striking out the side in the top of the ninth inning while Bruce Jazwinski took the loss, allowing one run in 2/3 of an inning.
Ott finished 3-for-3 and reached base all five times he batted with two singles, a double, an RBI, a run scored, a walk and a hit-by-pitch. Brandon Bass also had a multi-hit game going 2-for-4 with a double while Moseley singled and scored two runs.
The United States Military All-Stars played the Marlins as part of their Red, White and Blue Tour which makes over 350 year-round appearances. The Marlins are the first of three Coastal Plain League teams the All-Stars face over a three-day span, as the All-Stars play the Forest City Owls tomorrow night and the Gastonia Grizzlies on Saturday.
The Marlins are back in action tomorrow night as they travel to Edenton to take on the first-place Steamers. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. with the live broadcast on CPL WebPass beginning approximately 10 minutes prior to first pitch.
Notes: The Marlins used a combination of seven pitchers and allowed just four hits on the evening... Higgins made his Marlins debut and scored a run and stole two bases.
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