SwampDogs Tamed By Mustangs

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The Fayetteville SwampDogs fell to the Martinsville Mustangs 6-1 in a tough contest Monday night at Hooker Field.

The Mustangs got things started quickly with a run in the first against Anders DeShields (Soph./Limestone), scoring a run, and would tack on four more in the second against both DeShields and Jacob Shumate (Soph./Francis Marion).

The SwampDogs would get on the board in the fourth when Branden Boggetto (Jr./Southeast Missouri) collected a one out single, stole a base and came around to score two batters later on a Demetrius Webb (Fr./Indiana) single. Boggetto would finish the night with two hits, his third-consecutive multi-hit game.

Sky Overton (Soph./Furman) had a four-hit day for the SwampDogs.

The winning pitcher was Reggie Johnson, who improved his record to 2-0 on the season. DeShields got tagged with the loss, falling to 0-1.

The SwampDogs (7-8) are back in action at “The Swamp” tomorrow night when they take on the Catawba Valley Stars on Fayetteville Chamber Night. Reserve your tickets now by calling 910-426-5900.

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.