FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.—Hunter Dolshun smashed a game-tying grand slam in the seventh inning and Frankie Jezioro roped a game-winning two-run double as the SwampDogs rallied from as much as five runs down to beat the Florence RedWolves 10-8 on Sunday.
The SwampDogs fell behind early on a flurry of infield hits from the RedWolves in the first two innings but stayed within striking distance thanks to seven and two thirds innings of relief from the bullpen. Peter Moore (Lehigh), Kaesen Wilson (North Carolina A&T), and David Marriggi combined to yield just two runs after the second inning.
Dolshun (UMBC) delivered the clutch hit against reliever Corbin Lamb to tie the game at seven in the sixth inning.
In the top of the seventh, the RedWolves quickly struck for their lone run against Wilson over his three innings of work.
The SwampDogs rallied in the bottom of the inning by loading the bases. Jacob Greco (Upper Iowa) legged out an RBI fielder’s choice to tie the game before scoring on Jezioro’s double.
Wilson earns his first win of the year for the SwampDogs to improve to 1-1. Cable Wright surrendered the three runs in the seventh and is saddled with the loss.
The SwampDogs begin a home and home series with the Holly Springs Salamanders Monday night on the road before coming back to The Swamp on Tuesday.
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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 www.goswampdogs.com 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 www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.