SwampDogs Late Rally Stifled by Steamers

EDENTON, N.C. – The Fayetteville SwampDogs (23-15) dropped their second straight game against the Edenton Steamers (22-15) on Saturday night by a score of 7-6.

The Steamers jumped out to a 6-1 lead before the SwampDogs rallied in the 6th inning thanks to a 3-run home run from Jayson Newman (Cal State Northridge) and a sac fly from Corey Treyes (Coppin State) to cut the Steamers lead to just 1.

The SwampDogs would tie up the game in the 7th inning on a solo shot from Jay Robinson (New Orleans) as the all-star evened things up at 6.

Dom Cuevoss (NC Central) gave the Steamers the winning run with a solo homer over the left field wall in the 8th inning off of Brian Ricker (Mitchell College) tagging the lefty with his first loss of the year dropping him to (1-1).

Carmen Giampetruzzi (Boston College) picked up his second win of the season improving to (2-0) as the all-star left hander over powered Fayetteville from the mound in the final two frames.

The SwampDogs return to the Swamp on Monday, July 17 for Nerd Night against the Martinsville Mustangs. The gates will open at 6 with first pitch at 7:05. For all your SwampDogs news and updates please visit GoSwampDogs.com and follow us on Twitter @GoSwampDogs. The SwampDogs season is presented by Fayetteville Kia.

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 21st season in 2017, the CPL features 15 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,400 alumni drafted and 98 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.