PETERSBURG, Va. – Great starting pitching and timely hitting are a formula that often results in wins, and that was the case for the SwampDogs Thursday evening, as they beat the Petersburg Generals 4-2 in the first game of what was scheduled to be a doubleheader, before rain washed out the second contest.
Nick Miceli (Soph./Wesleyan) went the distance, registering the SwampDogs’ first complete game of the season, going seven innings, allowing the two runs on five hits, while walking two and striking out nine.
Brandon Boggetto (Jr./Southeast Missouri) had a three-hit game including a double and an RBI, while Tanner Woods (Soph./Chowan) had two hits, including a home run, his second of the year.
With the win, Miceli improves to 3-0 on the season, and recorded his first Quality Start.
With the SwampDogs leading 4-1 in the bottom of the third of game two, the skies opened up, and the game was postponed as the field became flooded with water.
The SwampDogs (10-13) are back home tomorrow against the Peninsula Pilots for Green Night presented by The Re-Store Warehouse starting at 7:05 pm. Reserve your tickets now!
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.