JUPITER, Fla. -- Call it fitting that Marlins third-base prospect Colin Moran's debut came against the University of Miami.
Over three seasons with the University of North Carolina, Moran went 13 for 35 (.371) with 10 runs, seven RBI and seven walks in nine games against the Atlantic Coast Conference rival Hurricanes.
In Wednesday afternoon's 5-2 exhibition victory at Roger Dean Stadium, it proved to be more of the same.
Moran -- the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft -- finished 1 for 1 with an RBI, a walk and a run.
"Good to get nerves out," Moran said. "Obviously get a little nervous before the first one every year. Nice seeing familiar faces over there. Get warmed up for these next coming games."
The 21-year-old singled to left field on a 2-2 pitch from right-hander Javi Salas to lead off the fourth inning. He walked in the sixth against righty Adam Sargent and scored the go-ahead run on J.T. Realmuto's two-out single. His sacrifice fly in the seventh extended the lead to 5-1....