The SwampDogs topped the Asheboro Copperheads on a Father's Day home matchup by a score of 10-4. After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the first, the SwampDogs responded with a three-run homer off the bat of Carson Bartels. The blast was Bartels' fourth of the year.
The SwampDogs added a run in the second inning and another in the fifth. After the Copperheads were able to get within a run in the seventh inning the SwampDogs added two of their own in the home half on back-to-back triples by Cole Swiger and Nick Barnes. Sean McGeehan added a three-run home run of his own in the eighth inning to increase the lead. The back half of the SwampDogs bullpen was able to close out the game to preserve the win. The SwampDogs improved to 7-7 on the season.
The SwampDogs next home game is Tuesday as they host the Florence RedWolves. It is Special Olympics Night, as the SwampDogs will honor some amazing athletes. It is also Tattoos-Day, presented by New Addiction Tattoos. Gates open at 6:00 and first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM.
The Fayetteville SwampDogs are members of the The Coastal Plain League and are in their 19th Summer of fun. The Coastal Plain League is the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. Heading into its 23rd season in 2019, the CPL features 16 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had over 1,450 alumni drafted and 122 alums – including 2017 ALCS MVP, 2017 World Series champion, 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander, as well as 2017 NLCS MVP Chris Taylor – make their Major League debut. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.