FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Fayetteville SwampDogs defeated the Peninsula Pilots 6-4 Friday night in a rain and lightning-shorted five inning contest at J.P. Riddle Stadium.
The SwampDogs offense was clicking on all cylinders, as they led 2-0 in the bottom of the first before Pilots starting pitcher Culver lamb even recorded an out. A single by Mitch Roman (Jr./Wright State) and a double from Jimmy Faul (Jr./Louisville) set the Dogs up well for a two-run single from Branden Boggetto (Jr./Southeast Missouri).
Faul would finish 3-3 with two doubles and an RBI, while Boggetto would collect his third RBI in the fourth inning.
Submarine pitcher Sam Caldwell (Fr./Florence Darlington Tech) went the first three innings before giving way to Kodi Whitley (Soph./Mount Olive) who pitched the final two innings, earning the win to improve to 4-1 on the season.
The SwampDogs (11-13) are back home tomorrow against the Lexington County Blowfish for Zach Brown Night 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.