Wigginton homers, Marlins beat FIU 9-5

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 27, 2014 at 3:07 pm •  Published: February 27, 2014

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Ty Wigginton hit a solo home run and the Miami Marlins beat Florida International 9-5 on Thursday.

The Marlins won both games against local college teams. They beat the University of Miami 5-2 Wednesday.

Wigginton, a former All-Star who played 47 games for St. Louis last season, homered in the second inning. The 12-year veteran joined the Marlins as a non-roster invitee to camp.

Austin Nola's three-run double highlighted a six-run sixth.

Marlins starter Justin Nicolino didn't make it out of the second. FIU tagged him for five runs and seven hits in 1 2-3 innings.

Pablo Ozuna, the lone expected opening day starter in the lineup for the Marlins, went 0 for 2 in three innings.