SwampDogs’ Rally Falls Short in Petersburg

Petersburg, Va. –The SwampDogs had the tying run on third base in the ninth inning but failed to score, falling on the road 8-7 to the Petersburg Generals.
The SwampDogs lineup continues to carry much of the load but the bats could not overcome a four run deficit after the fifth inning while falling to 2-5 on the young season.
Trey Vickers (Wichita State) went 3-5 in the middle of the rally as the ‘Dogs scored six run in the final four innings to pull tight but could not come through with the big hit to break through.
Cody Smith (Chowan) is hung with the loss to fall to 0-1. Forest Arnold earned the win for Petersburg while allowing four runs in seven innings.
The SwampDogs return home after the road trip to host the Morehead City Marlins Thursday night at The Swamp. First pitch is at 7:05pm.
Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 910-426-5900, or by visiting www.goswampdogs.com/tickets.

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 90 alumni taken in the draft and have produced six 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.