The Fayetteville SwampDogs got back on their winning ways after throwing a six-hit shutout in Petersburg.
Jimmie Davis (UNC-Pembroke) won his first game of the season after throwing six innings of five hit baseball and three strikeouts.
The Dogs continued their knack of scoring early as Chad Whitehead (UNC-Pembroke) drove home Chase Rader (Coffeyville Community College) for the early 1-0 lead in Virginia.
Two innings later, the SwampDogs made Petersburg pay with a costly error. Bill Bereszniewicz (Binghamton) single to left field with two outs and stole second base. Mitchell Kranson (California-Berkely) grounded a hard hit ball to the shortstop and a throwing error allowed Bereszniewicz to score.
Ransom LaLonde (St. Edward’s) smoked a double to drive home Bereszniewicz for his first RBI of the season. Derek Gibson (Southeast Missouri) would add to the insurance runs by singling in LaLonde, giving Fayetteville a 4-0 lead.
Cody Dix (Francis Marion) and Parker McDaniel (Emporia State) closed out the final three innings allowing just one hit.
Fayetteville takes on the Morehead City Marlins on Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. and come out to “The Swamp” to enjoy St. Patty’s Day in June.