A last-inning rally for Marathon High's baseball team ended one run short in a 7-6 home loss Friday to District 16 opponent Somerset Academy.
Starting pitcher Jesse DeLuca had a solid outing for the Dolphins, recording eight of the first nine outs via strikeout.
Coach Luis Leal said DeLuca kept the Dolphins close before tiring in the top of the fifth inning and being replaced by reliever Richie Wells.
"He had another great start but we didn't back him up defensively," Leal said.
A costly miscue by Wells cost the Dolphins three runs and had them behind 7-2 heading into the bottom of the fifth. He overthrew first base on a ball hit to him with two outs and the bases loaded, allowing three runners to score and the Stallions to build a five-run lead.
The last-inning rally began with back-to-back walks and a sacrifice bunt by Robbie Garcia to move the runners into scoring position. Kevin McKeon singled to score one run, Carlos O'Farrill singled to score two and Raymond Crespo singled home O'Farrill to make it a 7-6 game.
Third baseman Mark Keller struck out with two outs and Crespo on second base to end the game.
O'Farrill led the team with three hits, while McKeon, Crespo, Keller and Max Elliott had two hits each.
Marathon (2-4) is scheduled to visit Miami Country Day on Thursday at 7 p.m. before hosting Archbishop Curley High School on Friday at 7 p.m. and Palmer Trinity School at 1 p.m. on Saturday.