SwampDogs Drop Generals

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.—Nick Yobbi (USC Aiken) threw seven splendid innings and the SwampDogs offense backed him with eleven hits in an 8-5 over the Petersburg Generals on Thursday at The Swamp.

Yobbi yielded just two runs in the second inning before locking in and holding the Generals without a hit for his final five innings of work to earn the win.

Trey Vickers (Wichita State) continues to rake for the SwampDogs going to 2-4 with two RBIs. Hunter Dolshun (UMBC) added a paid of doubles and three RBIs to help the SwampDogs salt away the victory.

Despite falling behind, it was Yobbi who set the tone for the SwampDogs while limiting Petersburg to just three hits in the second inning. Yobbi kept the Generals off-balance for most of the night with a mix of velocities and was rarely hit hard.

The SwampDogs improve to 7-13 on the year and leap frog the Generals in the Western Division Standings as Petersburg falls to 6-13.

The SwampDogs welcome the Morehead City Marlins to The Swamp Friday night for Health and Wellness Night presented by Cape Fear Orthopedics. The first 500 fans receive a since sack courtesy of Cape Fear Orthopedics.

Purchase tickets by calling 910-426-5900 or for more information visit www.goswampdogs.com/tickets.

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.