Smith, SwampDogs Stifle Marlins


FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.—Cody Smith held the Morehead City Marlins to just one run and the Fayetteville SwampDogs offense assembled a four run fourth to cruise to their third straight win with a 7-1 victory Friday night at The Swamp.

Smith (Chowan) scattered five hits and two walks in six and two thirds innings before turning things over to Adam Pennington (Southeast Missouri) and Will Ziebol (Point) for the final seven outs.

Four different SwampDogs had multi-hit games in the team’s third straight game with a double-digit hit total. Pat Donnelly (Lehigh) and Nick Maton (Eastern Illinois) each drove in two runs as apart of two separate scoring innings for the SwampDogs.

With the excellent start Smith earned the win to improve to 1-2. Anthony Morris was handed the loss to fall to 2-1 on the year.

The SwampDogs third straight victory bumps their record to 8-13 while the Marlins fall to 11-10.

The teams finish a home-and-home series in Morehead City 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 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 and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.