FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.—The SwampDogs scored first and last but the middle of the game was controlled by the Wilson Tobs starter Travis Holden who led the Tobs to a 5-3 Sunday night at The Swamp.
Holden held the SwampDogs to just three hits over eight and a third innings pitched, allowing just one unearned run and two hits before the ninth inning. The Tobs’ offense was sparked by Logan Baldwin who drove in three runs. Connor Leonard added a solo home run in the third.
The SwampDogs rallied in the ninth with two singles after one out to chase Holden from the game. The SwampDogs scored twice with reliever Zack Mozingo on the mound and put the tying run on second with two outs. David Summerfield grounded a ball up the middle that was fielded behind the bag by Tobs’ second baseman Austin Fisher. Fisher threw off-balance to retire Summerfield by a half-step to end the game.
The SwampDogs fall to 0-1 in the second half and 10-18 overall. The Tobs are 1-0 in the second half and 15-13 overall. The ‘Dogs hit the road Monday to play the Asheboro Copperheads on Independence Day. The game can be heard on mixlr.com/fayetteville-swampdogs at 6:50pm.
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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 over 100 alumni taken in the draft and have produced seven 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.