Morehead City Marlins

Morehead City Marlins
League Coastal Plain League (East)
Location Morehead City, NC
Ballpark O'Neal Field at Big Rock Stadium
Year founded 2010
Petitt Cup championships none
Division championships 2010(South)
Colors Light Blue and Black
Mascot Finn the Marlin
Ownership Buddy Bengel
Management Catherine Roth (GM)
Coach Jason Wood

The Morehead City Marlins are a collegiate summer baseball team playing in the Coastal Plain League (CPL). The team is based in Morehead City, North Carolina and plays its home games at O'Neal Field at Big Rock Stadium in Morehead City. The team began play in the CPL in the 2010 season and competes in the league's East division.[1]


The Marlins first game was on May 26, 2010 at the Outer Banks Daredevils, a game the Marlins won 4-3.[2] In Morehead City's inaugural season, the Marlins won the South Division and clinched a berth in the Pettit Cup Playoffs, their only appearance in the playoffs. In the 2010 Pettit Cup Playoffs the Marlins were eliminated by the Edenton Steamers. 2010 is the only winning season in the brief history of the Morehead City Marlins franchise. The Marlins have had four head coaches in their five-year history and have complied an overall record of 129-142.

Yearly Records

Season Manager Record Postseason Record
2010 Jay Bergman 34-20 1-2
2011 Jay Bergman 27-29
2012 Brian McRae 25-30
2013 Jamie Sheetz 24-32
2014 Sam Carel 19-31
2015 Jason Wood 24-29
Overall Record: 153-171 .472 Division Titles: 1

Coaching Staff

The Marlins are coached by Jason Wood who comes to the Marlins after spending the 2014 season coaching the Gastonia Grizzlies. Wood took the Grizzlies within one game of the 2014 Petit Cup Finals. Coach Wood joined 2014 Marlins head coach Sam Carel at Northwestern Oklahoma State in 2014.

Hitting coach: Courtney Spitz Pitching coach: Daniel Higginbotham


In its inaugural season, Morehead City was ranked as high as 12th in the nation.[3] The Marlins have not been ranked since.


The Morehead City Marlins play their home games at O'Neal Field at Big Rock Stadium, also home of the Morehead City Legion Post 46 baseball team. The stadium is located on Mayberry Loop Road in Morehead City, North Carolina.

The Marlins hosted the 2014 CPL All-Star Weekend at the "Rock."


No former Marlins have reached the Major League yet though a number of them have played in the Minors.


  1. Morehead City Marlins coming to Big Rock Stadium by Jannette Pippin at, URL accessed November 18, 2009. Archived 11/18/09
  2. "The Automated ScoreBook - Morehead City". Retrieved 2016-10-07.
  3. "Summer Collegiate: Top 30 Teams (7/26)". Perfect Game. Retrieved 2016-10-07.

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