FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. –A six run first inning for the Savannah Bananas saw the road team run away from the Fayetteville SwampDogs in a 14-6 final.
The first six batters of the game reached and scored for Savannah and they added runs in the third, fourth, sixth, and seventh.
The SwampDogs got their bats going in the third with a three run home run off the bat of Tyler Tharp (VMI). Patrick Donnelly (Lehigh) added a solo home run in the sixth.
Drew Moody (Georgia) went six plus innings to qualify for the win for Savannah. Courtney Mack (Catsonville CC) is hung with the loss to fall to 0-1.
The SwampDogs get their first off day of the year on Sunday before returning to action at home on Monday night against Asheboro at 7:05pm.
Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 910-426-5900, or by visiting 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 90 alumni taken in the draft and have produced six 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.