MOREHEAD CITY — The Marlins made plenty of history Wednesday night at Big Rock Stadium.

Morehead City established the longest winning streak in Coastal Plain League history in perhaps the wildest game in franchise history.

The collegiate wood-bat team captured its 14th straight victory with a wild 13-12 walk-off triumph over the Peninsula Pilots.

The Edenton Steamers held the previous record with 13 wins in a row in 2004.

The defending CPL champion continues to lead the league overall with a 22-7 mark. They are the only team in the CPL to hit the 20-win mark. Morehead City is 2-0 in the second half of the season.

Peninsula fell to 14-14 overall and 1-1 in the second half.


MOREHEAD CITY — Four Morehead City Marlins traveled to Cary Monday for the fifth annual contest between the Coastal Plain League Select Team and the USA Collegiate National Team.

East Carolina junior Dusty Baker, San Francisco State junior Jack Harris, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi sophomore Leo Perez and Seton Hill junior Kenny Wells were selected to represent the wood-bat collegiate league by a committee of CPL coaches, officials and Major League scouts

The two teams squared off at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary. They played a pre-determined eight innings, with the CPL Select team coached by High Point-Thomasville HiToms coach Brian Rountree. Rountree also coached the 2018 team, which fell 2-1.

This year, the CPL team lost 4-0 with a single run apiece allowed in the second, fifth, sixth and seventh innings. The four Marlins selected to the game were the most by any CPL team, fitting since the Fish finished the first half of the season with a league-best 19-7 overall record.


SOUTHWICK, Mass. — Cooper Webb is in pretty good shape as the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship begins the second half of its season.

The county native pulled to within 10 points of fifth place in the series standings after his best performance of the year Saturday at the MB Tractor & Equipment Southwick National.

The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider took fourth in both motos to finish fourth overall.


MOREHEAD CITY — Croatan alum and University of Pennsylvania incoming freshman Lyndsey Reeve represented East Carolina Aquatics yet again on the big stage, this time at  the Charlotte UltraSwim on June 16.

The multi 1A/2A state champion was one of three Gators to attend the ultra-competitive event, considered to be one of the premiere long-course meets in the Southeastern United States.

The event, hosted at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte, pits professional athletes against collegiate teams and club programs to give swimmers an extra dose of exposure and competition.

Reeve placed fifth in the 1,500-yard freestyle with a time of 18 minutes, 1.17 seconds. She also placed 24th in the 100-yard freestyle with a 59.37-second clocking.


PELETIER — Jordan Lamothe has quietly emerged as a championship contender in the INEX Legends division at Bobby Watson’s Carteret County Speedway with one win on the season, and now he’s hoping to get some momentum going in Saturday night’s Firecracker Clash.

Lamothe, 21, from Myrtle Beach, S.C., sits just five markers behind points leader Brenton Irving in Carteret County Speedway’s Legends championship standings despite missing one race this season.  Lamothe was vaulted into the championship race when he picked up a win in a wild feature on April 27.  While a championship is on the back of his mind, his focus is on winning more races.


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