SAVANNAH, GA—The Savannah Bananas hung twelve runs on the Fayetteville SwampDogs in the fourth inning while handing the Dogs a 15-0 win on Friday at Historic Grayson Stadium.
Savannah starter Ryan Flores struck out six batters in five innings of work to earn the win. However, the Bananas offense burst open with twelve runs in the fourth inning while tallying nine hits and taking four walks in the inning.
The SwampDogs offense was paced by Frankie Jezioro who went 2-3 off the bench.
Flores picks up his first win of the year to improve to 1-0 while Cody Smith falls to 1-3 with the loss. Jesse Bogacz earned the save with four scoreless innings.
The SwampDogs wrap up the first half Saturday night in Lexington County. The Dogs return to Fayetteville Sunday night for the Honoring America Fireworks Tribute against the Wilson Tobs at 7:05pm to begin the second half.
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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.