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Marlins host Tigers to open playoffs

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Team bids for title

By The Staff

The Carolina Marlins baseball team will open its quest for a second league championship as they host the Kelton Tigers with a pair of weekend games.
The Marlins, the top seed in the playoffs and the National League champions, will host a 4 p.m. game Saturday, Aug. 22 and a game Sunday, Aug. 23 at 4.
The games will be played at the Wheels of Peace field at 3671 Wheels of Peace Drive.
Take U.S. 521 North to North Corner and turn on Wheels of Peace Drive and follow to the field.
The Marlins, 25-7, 16-4, are the top seed for the playoffs.
The first and second-round series are set for best-of-five action, with the championship round set for a best-of-seven series.
The Marlins are bidding for their second crown after winning the 2013 league championship.
The Marlins clinched the National League regular-season title with two recent late-inning wins over Union.
The Marlins defeated the defending league champs, 8-6 and clinched the NL crown with a 9-8 win Aug. 9.
For questions about the Marlins, call Frankie Howze at (803) 524-7765.