Tobs Power Past SwampDogs

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.—The Wilson Tobs popped seven extra base hits, including a two run homer by Justin Bellinger (Duke) in the seventh inning, to power past the SwampDogs 7-5 at The Swamp.
The Tobs pushed across four runs in the top of the first on the strength of four doubles but quickly relinquished the lead in the second, walking five SwampDogs to tie the game. Nick Maton (Eastern Illinois) started the scoring with a bases loaded single.
David Marriggi (Towson) settled in after the first inning and kept the game tied at four, while striking out six batters, when he exited after the sixth.
The Tobs flexed their power in the seventh as Bellinger’s homer put them up for good before Cameron Balego (Mercyhurst) added a RBI double in the 8th.
The SwampDogs scored in the seventh when Dan Neff (Millersville) singled and stole second. Frankie Jezioro (Slippery Rock) plated him three pitches later with another single.
Rutty Jones (Elon) threw five scoreless inning out of the bullpen to earn the win while Sean Byrnes (Barton) threw three innings to get the save.
The SwampDogs are back at home for Leave it to Bieber Night against the Wilmington Sharks at 7:05pm. There will be a look-a-like contest along with various hijinks throughout the evening.
Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 910-426-5900, or by visiting

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 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 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 and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.