The Pilots faltered down the stretch against the Marlins, losing their first game of the two-game road trip 9-1 at Big Rock Stadium Wednesday.

Peninsula (9-3) could not seem to string together enough hits Morehead City (7-4) hurting itself on a baserunning error in the top of the fifth inning, a miscommunication in the outfield in the bottom of the sixth, capped off by a five-run Marlin seventh.

The Pilots head back to Shepherd Stadium where they dropped a 9-7 thriller against Tri-City in their first trip to Colonial Heights, Virginia, Saturday. First pitch is at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on FloSports with live stats available on