The SwampDogs showed fans in back-to-back nights that they can win games in two different manners. One day after putting up 11 runs and 20 hits, Ben Burn threw a complete game in route to the SwampDogs third win of the season.
The Menomonee Falls, WI native won a 4-2 game, allowing two earned runs, four hits, two strikeouts and no walks allowed. However, it did not look like it would be an easy game for Fayetteville after the ten minutes of play.
The SwampDogs got off to a rough start and Ben Burn’s (Georgia State) fastball seemed flat to start the game. The Marlins tagged him for three hits and a pair of runs, including a double from middle infielder Ryan Cranmer (Newberry). But that was all the offense Morehead City would get.
Fayetteville had just two hits through the first four innings, but Burns found his rhythm on the bump and recorded seven straight outs. In the fifth inning, the SwampDogs got two runs back with a walk to Michael Timm (Wright St.) and a textbook hit-and-run by Brian Celsi (California-Berkeley). Timm finished the game going 2-for-2 with a walk, stolen base and a run scored.
They would both come across to score and it turned into a pitchers duel in the later innings. Burns buckled down and did not allow a hit after the lead-off single in the fourth.
The game lasted just a few minutes over two hours and the SwampDogs will be back in J.P. Riddle Stadium Saturday night for the first firework extravaganza of the year against the Wilson Tobs.