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SwampDogs Bury Snakes, Win Fifth Straight

 by Jordan Lank

The Fayetteville SwampDogs picked up their fifth victory in a row Wednesday night as they defeated the Asheboro Copperheads at McCrary Park 10-5.

Alex Kachler recorded a three-hit, three-RBI night, highlighted by a line-drive homer to right field to swing the momentum back to the SwampDogs' side.

Kachler's blast came after the Copperheads scored five runs in the fourth inning before an out was recorded. Fayetteville punched back with five unanswered runs to five them the win.

Sean McGeehan started the scoring in the first with an RBI double off the left-field wall. Kachler then plated McGeehan with a sacrifice fly.

Brett Brown continued his hot streak, driving in two runs. Will Karp flashed his speed and scored from second on a fielder's choice to contribute one of those runs.

Karp picked up a two-run double of his own in the sixth, turning in a 2-3 night.

Matt Bradley made his first SwampDogs start and cruised through three innings. He struggled to get an out in the fourth, but CJ Fehribach came on in relief to stop the bleeding.

Fehribach provided another quality outing, throwing two innings and allowing just one hit on the night. Fehribach has not allowed a walk all season.

Price Adams turned in another scoreless appearance, hurling two innings and striking out three. Adams has now recorded nine scoreless outings in ten tries.

The SwampDogs return home Thursday for Summertime St. Patty's Day at "The Swamp" versus the Morehead City Marlins. Gates open at 6 PM and first pitch is scheduled for 7:05.

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.