Fayetteville, N.C. — An exciting contest between the hometown Fayetteville SwampDogs and Holly Springs Salamanders was suspended due to heavy storms and lightning in the area. Holly Springs led by a score of 4-3 in the bottom of the fourth inning when the game was called. The game will be concluded as a doubleheader on July 28th.
The Salamanders jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI single from Holly Springs shortstop Danny Sheehan (San Diego State). In the top half of the second inning, Holly Springs tacked on two more runs to gain an early 3-0 advantage.
However, the SwampDogs would rally back to tie the ballgame in the bottom of the second at 3-3. A sacrifice fly from right fielder AJ Gallo (Towson) commenced the Fayetteville comeback. Fayetteville shortstop Trey Vickers (Wichita State) soon delivered a big-time two-out, two-run double down the right field line to score the second and third runs for the ‘Dogs.
A go-ahead sacrifice fly from Salamanders designated hitter Dillon Stewart (UNC Greensboro) gave Holly Springs the 4-3 advantage in the top of the fourth inning before the suspension of play.
The Fayetteville SwampDogs will be back in action on Monday, July 18th against the Morehead City Marlins for their Sweet 16 Birthday Celebration. First 500 fans receive a commemorative team photo courtesy of the Fayetteville Observer. Gates open at 6pm with first pitch at 7:05 p.m.