Farnell Shines Out of the Bullpen in SwampDogs Loss

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Wilmington Sharks (26-19) won their 8th straight game topping the Fayetteville SwampDogs (28-18) by a final score of 8-1.

The Wilmington Sharks scored the first 7 runs of the game with Luke Morgan (College of Charleston) touching home in the 1st, 3rd and 5th innings for the Sharks.

A solo home run from Dayton Dugas (Wichita State), his second of the season provided the exclamation point and final run of the game for the Sharks as Wilmington scored their eighth and final run of the game in the 7th inning to put the Sharks ahead for good at 8-1.

The SwampDogs offense was held stagnant by a dominant Breydon Gorham (UNC Wilmington) who pitched 7 innings allowing just one unearned run on a Trent Franson (TCU) single which plated Jayson Newman (Cal State Northridge) who reached on an error in the 6th inning.

Mike Farnell (Murray State) stood out for the SwampDogs out of the bullpen striking out four while not allowing a run in the final two innings of the game.

Gorham picked up the win to improve to (6-1) while Shane Bishop was tagged with his third loss dropping the SwampDogs starter to (0-3).

The SwampDogs return to the Swamp on Thursday, July 27 for Diary of a Wimpy Intern Night and Host Family Appreciation Night against the Morehead City Marlins. The gates will open at 6 with first pitch at 7:05. For all your SwampDogs news and updates please visit GoSwampDogs.com and follow us on Twitter @GoSwampDogs. The SwampDogs season is presented by Fayetteville Kia.

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 21st season in 2017, the CPL features 15 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,400 alumni drafted and 98 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.