FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Fayetteville SwampDogs, in their second doubleheader in three days were swept by the Wilmington Sharks on Monday night at Buck Hardee Field, losing game one 7-1, and the second game 7-3.
The SwampDogs got on the board early in the first game, scoring when Sky Overton (Soph./Furman) doubled to lead off the game, then came home on a Jimmy Faul (Jr./Louisville) single two batters later.
Alex Siddle (Jr./Southeast Missouri) competed, but struggled at times, only completing 2.1 innings, allowing two runs on three hits, while walking four and striking out one.
Siddle was tagged with the loss, falling to 1-1, while Caleb Johnson (1-0) recorded the win for Wilmington.
In game two, the SwampDogs got on the board early again, when Faul drove in Branden Boggetto (Jr./Southeast Missouri) with a single. The Dogs would plate another run in the second inning, when Ki-Jana Madden (Fr./Spartanburg Methodist) doubled against Alex Hamilton, then Overton singled to draw him home.
The Sharks scored two in the bottom of the second against Ross Gardner (Fr./East Carolina) to tie the score up. They would later break the tie with two runs in the bottom of the fourth off of Kent Williams (Jr./Indiana).
Faul, who had a big day at the plate, would drive in Mitch Roman (Jr./Wright State) with a fifth-inning single to cut the deficit to 4-3.
Not content with a one run lead, the Sharks tacked on three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to open up a 7-3 lead, where the score would stay.
Williams got the loss, falling to 1-3, while Kevin Boswick recorded the win for the Sharks, improving to 1-2.
The SwampDogs (9-11) are back in action at tomorrow night once again against the Wilmington Sharks at The Shark Tank in Wilmington. The SwampDogs next home game is Friday, June 26th on Green Night presented by The Re-Store Warehouse. Reserve your tickets now!
The Fayetteville SwampDogs are in their 15th 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 10 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!
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 19th season in 2015, the CPL features 15 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. The CPL has had over 1,200 alumni drafted and 79 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.