Copperheads Shake SwampDogs

ASHEBORO, N.C.—The Asheboro Copperheads struck for three runs in the first inning and cruised to an 8-3 win over the Fayetteville SwampDogs on Monday.

Ryan Colombo led the Copperheads attack with a 3-5 night, scoring twice. Deivy Palmeiro drove in two runs while Matt Horkey pitched four scoreless innings of relief.

The SwampDogs received solo home runs from Jack Conley and Tyler Tharp, pulling the game to 4-2 in the fourth before Horkey entered the game in the fifth for Asheboro.

The SwampDogs fall to 0-2 in the second half while Asheboro improves to 2-0. Fayetteville has Tuesday off before returning to action on Wednesday in Morehead City at 7:05pm. The SwampDogs return home Thursday night for First Reponders Night at 7:05pm.

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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 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 and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.