Morehead City Marlins

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]

Morehead City Marlins
LeagueCoastal Plain League (East)
LocationMorehead City, NC
BallparkPuck O'Neal Field at Big Rock Stadium
Year founded2010
Petitt Cup championships(2),2018, 2019
Division championships(3) 2010(South), 2018(East), 2019(East)
ColorsLight Blue and Black
MascotFinn the Marlin
OwnershipBuddy Bengel
ManagementBuddy Bengel (GM)
CoachJesse Lancaster


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 compiled an overall record of 129-142.

Yearly Records

Season Manager Record Postseason Record
2010Jay Bergman34-201-2
2011Jay Bergman27-29
2012Brian McRae25-30
2013Jamie Sheetz24-32
2014Sam Carel19-31
2015Jason Wood24-29
2016Jason Wood30-250-1
2017Jesse Lancaster25-30
2018Jesse Lancaster34-14 Overall Record: 208-226 .479 Division Titles: 1

Coaching staff

The Marlins are coached by first year head coach Jesse Lancaster who comes to the Marlins after coaching as an assistant at Mount Olive University and helping them to a 48-10 Record and a spot in the 2017 Division II Southeast Regional. Hitting coach: Wiley Jackson Pitching coach: Stephan Jordan


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."



  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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