The Morehead City Marlins continued their hot ways in the month of July going on to a 16-3 record through July 24 to win the Coastal Plain League’s East Division Second Half Championship Sunday night. The Marlins had also clinched the East’s First Half title earlier this summer; and has secured home field advantage for the East Division Championship round of the 2022 Petitt Cup Playoffs.
To date, Morehead City has won 10 games in a row with four remaining in the regular season. The fish have proven to be the most balanced team in the league this summer. They’re second in the league in team batting average at .277 (just shy of High Point-Thomasville’s .278 mark), while their pitching staff leads the CPL with a 2.51 ERA.
They will host game 1 of the East Division Championship on July 31 at Big Rock Stadium, as well as game three should the best-of-3 series go that far. Who their opponent will be is still unknown as five teams – Wilson, Holly Springs, Wilmington, Tri-City and Peninsula (in order of current overall winning percentage) – are still battling things out to reach the postseason.
About Coastal Plain League:
The Coastal Plain League, brought to you by FloSports, is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Now in its 26th season in 2022, the CPL features 14 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had nearly 1,750 alumni drafted and 157 alums make their Major League debut – including 2017 ALCS MVP, 2017 World Series champion, 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander, as well as 2017 NLCS MVP Chris Taylor. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok @CPLBaseball.