Blowfish Spike SwampDogs

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Fayetteville SwampDogs dropped a heartbreaker to the Lexington County Blowfish, 4-0 on Saturday night at J.P. Riddle Stadium.

The Blowfish scored a run in the first inning on a steal of home by J.D. Crowe to take a 1-0 lead, and would tack on insurance runs in the sixth and ninth innings.

Offensively, Mike Deese (Jr./The Citadel) went 2-2 with a double and was hit by a pitch twice. Mitch Roman (Jr./Wright State) collected a first inning single to extend his hitting streak to seven games.

The SwampDogs (11-14) are back in action Sunday as they travel to take on the Holly Springs Salamanders at 5:05 pm.

The Fayetteville SwampDogs are in their 15th 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 10 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!

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 19th season in 2015, the CPL features 15 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. The CPL has had over 1,200 alumni drafted and 79 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.