by Jordan Lank
The Fayetteville SwampDogs' offensive well went dry on Wednesday night, as they were shut out by the Lexington County Blowfish at Lexington County Baseball Stadium, 9-0.
Coming into the night, both the 'Dogs and the Blowfish were looking to break disheartening streaks. Lexington County had dropped each of its last five games and the SwampDogs had one win in their last nine games.
The scoring was started by the Blowfish as soon as the first Fayetteville pitch was delivered. Michael Green hit his first of what would eventually be three solo home runs on the first pitch he saw to lead off Lexington County's first inning, and the 'Fish never looked back.
Alex Kachler collected two hits, slapping singles in the first and fourth innings. Bailey Lewis also singled twice, once in the fourth and again in the ninth inning. KC Brown delivered the only extra-base hit of the night with a double in the ninth, and was stranded on third to end the game.
The SwampDogs return to J.P. Riddle Stadium Thursday for a doubleheader against the Wilmington Sharks as a make-up contest for the previously-rained-out game on July 5th. Gates open at 5 PM and first pitch of the first game is scheduled for 6:05 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.