HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C.—A pitcher’s duel turned into a marathon as the Holly Springs Salamanders edged the Fayetteville SwampDogs in a 2-1, 15 inning engagement that took four and a half hours to play.
Starter Nick Yobbi (USC-Aiken) allowed just two runs over seven innings and was backed up out of the bullpen by David Marriggi’s (Towson) seven scoreless innings but neither was able to earn a decision.
Trey Vickers (Wichita State) drove in both of the SwampDogs runs with a single in the third and a sacrifice bunt in the fifth. But the offense fell flat in support of the outstanding pitching efforts.
Danny Sheehan’s (San Diego State) two-run homer in the first inning was the only offense all night for the Salamanders before Michael Sconzo (Charleston Southern) plated the game winning run in the 15th.
The SwampDogs fall into a tie with the Salamanders for 5th place in the Western Division with identical records of 10-15. The ‘Dogs continue the three-game swing on the road against the Savannah Bananas on Friday at 7:05pm.
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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.