FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Fayetteville SwampDogs season came to an end on Wednesday morning at the hands of the Wilmington Sharks in the opening round of the Petitt Cup Playoffs by a score of 13-0.
The SwampDogs clinched a playoff berth by winning the 1st Half East Division Title, however it was the 2nd Half East Division Champions that came away on top at The Swamp thanks to 6 strong innings from Daniel Johnson (College of Charleston) who tossed 6.0 strong innings without allowing a run and allowing just 7 hits while tallying 7 strikeouts and picking up the win to improve to (6-2).
The Sharks were led offensively by Brian Parreira (USC-Aiken) who’s three run homerun in the 6th inning put a bow on the Wilmington victory.
Josh Hedjka (Johns Hopkins) was tagged with the loss dropping the righty to (1-1). The Sharks now advance to face the Edenton Steamers in the East Division Championship Series.
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