MOREHEAD CITY — It should come as no surprise that the Morehead City Marlins will be sending more players to the all-star festivities in Savannah today than any other Coastal Plain League team.
The Fish are leading the summer collegiate, wood-bat league with a 22-7 overall record and just broke the CPL’s win streak record on Wednesday with a 13-12 victory over the Peninsula Pilots to make it 14 in a row.
As a reward, the returning CPL champion is sending eight players to the two-day, all-star event hosted by the Savannah Bananas.
The Marlins tabbed as all-stars are Connor Schultz (Butler), Eric Miles (Presbyterian), Leo Perez (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi), Dusty Baker (East Carolina), Jack Harris (San Francisco State), Jordan Schulefand (Richmond), Hunter Shepherd (Catawba) and Cal Hehnke (Nebraska-Omaha).
Kenny Wells (Seton Hill) was also selected, but he signed a professional contract with the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday and will play the rest of his summer with the Atlanta minor league affiliate team Danville Braves.
Originally, Wells, Miles, Schulefand, Baker, Perez and Schultz were the only Marlins selected. Harris and Shepherd were both voted in by the fans, while Hehnke was added later in place of, as the league stated, “players who have signed professional contracts or are otherwise shut down.”
HOLLY SPRINGS — A part of the journey is the end.
The Marlins’ journey of a Coastal Plain League record 14-game winning streak came to an end Friday night at the hands of the Holly Spring Salamanders with a 4-3 final via a walk-off homer from Liam Hicks (Arkansas State).
Morehead City is still the only team in the CPL to have more than 20 wins, standing 22-8. The collegiate wood-bat squad dropped its first game of the second half of the season to fall to 3-1.
The Salamanders improved to 13-17 overall and 2-3 in the second half.
MOREHEAD CITY — The 12th annual Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Fishing Tournament will be held Friday and Saturday.
This is an annual family fishing tournament that is a fund-raising event to support Carteret Community College (CCC) students, programs and other needs of the college.
To register, visit the web at www.carteretsmt.com.
For more information, call the CCC Boat Donation Office at 252-222-6222 or email Capt. Wes Daniels with Boat Program Coordination at email@example.com.
NEWPORT — The Newport Little League All-Stars baseball team (ages 7-8) captured a runners-up honor at the N.C. District 4 Little League Tournament.
The team was scheduled to leave Friday for the state tournament in Wilson. A ceremonial departure began at 1:30 p.m. at the Newport Little League Field with a planned escort to the county line by Newport Mayor Dennis Barber, the Newport Police Department, the Newport Fire Department and the Carteret County Sheriff’s Department.
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