Long Ball Powers SwampDogs

EDENTON, N.C.—The SwampDogs cranked three home runs at Historic Hicks Field en route to an 11-5 victory over the Edenton Steamers Wednesday night.

The SwampDogs tallied a new season high with 21 hits with all ten of the SwampDogs’ hitters registering at least one hit. Matt Lahn (Lock Haven) cracked his second homer of the season, a three-run shot in the first inning, to open up a four-run lead that the SwampDogs would never look back from. Tristen Gagan (Southeast Missouri) and Hunter Dolshun (Maryland, Baltimore County) also blasted home runs. Trey Vickers (Wichita State) and Tyler Tharp (Virginia Military Institute) each went 4-6 and Lahn finished with five RBIs.

Starter Zack Martinelli (Seton Hill) worked out of a couple of early jams and finished six innings to earn the win.

Edenton starter Randy Dobnak (Alderson-Broaddus) surrendered six runs to get hung with the loss as the Steamers lost for the eighth straight time.

The SwampDogs return home Thursday and Friday at 7:05pm both nights.

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About the SwampDogs:
The Fayetteville SwampDogs enter their 16th season playing in the Coastal Plain League.  The SwampDogs are one of the most successful franchises in the league’s history, making the Petitt Cup Playoffs eight times in the past 11 seasons, reaching the championship round three times. The SwampDogs boast over 100 alumni taken in the draft and have produced seven players who have gone on to play in Major League Baseball including slugger Mark Reynolds and David Aardsma. For more information on the Fayetteville SwampDogs, visit their team website at www.goswampdogs.com and follow us on Twitter @GoSwampDogs and like us on Facebook at Fayetteville SwampDogs Baseball. Where baseball is fun!

About the Coastal Plain League:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 20th season in 2016, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 81 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.