The Fayetteville SwampDogs (17-12, 0-2) and Edenton Steamers (26-8, 6-2) lost last night’s double header due to heavy rain at Historic Hicks Field.
The scheduled doubleheader was to make up for the game rained out on July 9th in Fayetteville and Tuesday night was the last time the two teams meet in the regular season.
Unfortunately, those two game will not be made up because the SwampDogs and Steamers do not play one another again for the remainder of the season. Fans, we appreciate your patience with this rain and we have a game tonight at “The Swamp” against the Morehead City Marlins. It looks extremely promising that this game will be played at 7:05 p.m. as scheduled and there is no rain in the forecast. Call the office at (910) 426-5900 to get your tickets.
Don’t forget on Sunday, July 21, the SwampDogs are organizing a charity bowling event to benefit the Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation’s Friends of Children, Friends of the Cancer Center and Friends of the Heart Center. You can register your team of four right now by clicking on the top banner of our website. The night will include two hours of bowling and fun for just $50 per team and you’ll benefit a great cause! The event is taking place at the B&B Lanes off Ft Bragg Rd.
If you would like a one-of-a-kind SwampDogs pink jersey, you can start bidding on your favorite player(s) and/or coach(es) jerseys online by visiting the front page of our website. The winning bid will receive a game-worn jersey after the game on July 25 and the second place bidder will receive an authentic replica jersey. All proceeds will benefit Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation’s Friends of the Cancer Center.
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 17th season in 2013, the CPL features 14 teams playing 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. Furthermore, the CPL has had over 1,000 alumni drafted and 63 alums – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.