Pitcher’s Duel Comes up Short for Dogs

Martinsville, Va.— Fayetteville SwampDogs starting pitcher Logan Corrigan (James Madison) tossed a stellar performance on the mound. The JMU Duke threw for five innings allowing only one earned run on two hits with four strikeouts. However, the ‘Dogs fell to the Martinsville Mustangs by a final score of 3-1 in an inter-divisional matchup from Hooker Field in Martinsville. SwampDogs fall to 14-29 overall and 4-12 in the CPL East division. Mustangs improve to 19-22 and 7-7 in the CPL West.
The first hit of the night for either team came in the bottom of the fourth inning on a solo home run from Mustangs catcher Spencer Holcomb (Western Carolina) to give Martinsville a 1-0 advantage. Martinsville added another run in the home half of the seventh on a home run from Mustangs designated hitter Chandler Seagle (App State) to extend their lead out to 2-0.
The SwampDogs got on the board in the top of the eighth when Fayetteville third baseman Matt Jeffrey (Frostburg State) went deep to cut the deficit in half at 2-1. Martinsville answered with an insurance run in the bottom frame of the eighth inning to gain a 3-1 advantage. The Mustangs would hold on for the victory in the top of the ninth.
Martinsville relief pitcher Chris Tate (Trinity) got the win to improve his record to 1-0 on the season. Mustangs starting pitcher Marcus Reyes (San Diego State) had a masterful performance in his start on the mound as he went five innings allowing no runs on one hit and nine strikeouts. Logan Corrigan took the loss for Fayetteville and his record now stands at 0-1 on the season.
The Fayetteville SwampDogs are back in action at The Swamp tomorrow night when they face the Peninsula Pilots for a CPL East division showdown. It will be Tuesday Mania and College Rivalry Night at the ballpark. Gates open at 6pm with first pitch at 7:05 p.m.  Also, get your tickets now for the final fireworks extravaganza of the summer on August 5th! Tickets are going fast so don’t miss out!