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Schiltz shines in quality start Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 00:39

EDENTON, N.C. – Don’t be fooled by the final score: it was a classic pitcher’s duel for a majority of Monday night at Historic Hicks Field, as the Fayetteville SwampDogs dropped a tough contest to the Edenton Steamers 7-2.

SwampDogs starter Bennett Schiltz and Steamers starter Jeff Stoddard traded zeroes through the first five frames, with Stoddard retiring the first 12 batters he faced.

The Steamers were the first team to crack the run column, when they scored in the bottom of the sixth.  Leadoff batter Jake Placzek reached on an error, then was sacrificed over by Ryan Raslowsky.  Stefan Kancylarz advanced Placzek to third on a groundout to Jason Blum at second base.  Blum made a terrific play to dive after Kancylarz’s groundball and make the out.

But the next batter, Orlando Olivera, would line a base hit into center to bring home Placzek with the first run of the game.

In the next frame, the SwampDogs would come back and even the score when Norm Donkin cracked his second home run of the season.  Donkin appeared to have been hit on the foot by a pitch by Stoddard, but home plate umpire John Durante did not agree.  Two pitches later, Donkin hit a shot that cleared the high wall in left field to tie the game at one.

The Steamers wouldn’t waste much time retaking the lead, as Bennett Schiltz walked Evan Rodgers, then after he stole second and third Schiltz hit Grant Tyndall with a pitch.  That would be the last pitch Schiltz would throw, as he was replaced by Seth Laigast.

Laigast was greeted rudely by Placzek, who lined a single into center to bring home Rodgers with the go-ahead run.  Tyndall went first to third on the play, and would come into score later in the inning when Laigast uncorked a wild pitch. Both of the runs were charged to Schiltz.

Schiltz’s final line for the game did not accurately reflect how well he pitched.  He went 6.2 innings, allowed just three hits, walked two, struck out a season-high nine, but allowed three runs, though just two of them were earned.

The ‘Dogs would threaten to score in the top of the eighth, getting the leadoff man on base in the form of a walk to Sam Hall, who was pinch hitting for Rayne Raven.  After pinch hitter Palmer Page lined to third and Chase Edwards took a called third strike, Alex Harris singled to left.  Reliever Caleb Ross was then removed from the game in favor of Zach Eden, who struck out Jason Blum to end the threat.

The eighth inning would be the SwampDogs’ undoing.  Laigast remained in the game and promptly surrendered a single to Olivera before walking Nick Kranick.  Manager David Tufo then removed Laigast from the game and brought in Ryan Domingue, who hit Trooper Reynolds to load the bases with nobody out.  Up next was Rodgers who cracked a grand slam over the wall in left to make it 7-1 Steamers.  Domingue would settle down and retire the side.

In the ninth inning, Alex Westrick was in to pitch for the Steamers.  With one out, David Palenzuela was hit by a pitch then took second and third bases on two wild pitches, then Norm Donkin walked.  Lane Paul grounded a single into left to bring home Palenzuela.  The hit for Paul extended his hitting streak to eight consecutive games, and his reached-base streak to 16 games.

Sam Hall was up next and drew a walk, and the bases were loaded, but the SwampDogs were unable to bring home any more runs.

Schiltz took the extreme hard-luck loss for the SwampDogs, and now has fallen to 1-1, while Stoddard got the win and moves to 2-0.

The SwampDogs return home to begin a three-game homestand on Tuesday with a matchup against the Wilmington Sharks at 7:05 pm.  For tickets and more information call the SwampDogs offices at 910-426-5900.

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 18th season in 2014, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. The CPL has had nearly 1,200 alumni drafted and 68 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.

Joe Vasile/Fayetteville SwampDogs

 
Sandhills Senior Showcase at the Swamp Print E-mail
Monday, 16 June 2014 20:47

Fayetteville, N.C.- The Fayetteville SwampDogs partnered with Lumbee River EMC and South River EMC to host the seventh annual Sandhills High School Senior Showcase at J.P. Riddle Stadium on Monday, June 16.

The teams consisted of 21 high school seniors from around the Fayetteville area, who were nominated by their coaches for an outstanding senior year.  Team Lumbee River beat Team South River 9-2.

Team Lumbee River had a strong game with seven RBI’s, three of those coming from the game M.V.P., Davis Cass. As M.V.P., Cass received the Grainger Raymond Barrett $1,000 scholarship. Barrett was the Cumberland County Attoney and a strong supporter of the community, avid baseball fan, and excellent writer. Cass will be attending Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C. in the fall.

The SwampDogs return to the Swamp on Tuesday, June 16 to face the Wilmington Sharks at 7:05 p.m. in the first of a three-game home stretch.

 

 

 
Kid Reporter interviews Deshorn Lake and Ricky Rivera Print E-mail
Monday, 16 June 2014 12:00

By: Alizdair Sebastien Ray/Fayetteville SwampDogs Kid's Reporter

I had the great privilege to interview two SwampDogs players on the 13th of June before the home game against Wilson. This is my second time reporting this year and I really enjoy doing it! The two SwampDogs players I interviewed were Mr. Ricky Rivera and Mr. Deshorn Lake. They both were very nice gentlemen. 

Mr. Ricky has been playing baseball for 16 years, and Mr. Deshorn  has been playing since the year before. This  is both their first year playing for the Swamp Dogs. Both of their favorite sports are basketball and baseball! Before Mr. Deshorn started playing baseball his goal was to play basketball. Mr. Ricky wanted to be a ESPN Broadcaster. Mr. Ricky’s favorite MLB player is David Robertson. Mr. Deshorn favorite MLB player is Robinson Cano. The both play the position of pitcher. Mr. Deshorn goes to the University of Mount Olive. My mother graduated also from University of Mount Olive, but when she graduated it was called Mount Olive College. Mr. Ricky goes to University of Central Missouri.

I had a great experience interviewing these players. I hope to do my next article soon! Please make sure you always cheer for the Fayetteville Swamp Dogs!!!

 

 
Near comeback falls short Print E-mail
Sunday, 15 June 2014 19:41

FAYTETTEVILLE, N.C. – Crazy. That’s the most fitting way to describe the Fayetteville SwampDogs game Sunday evening against the Peninsula Pilots, a 9-8 loss.

The Pilots held a 9-0 lead over the SwampDogs heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, but the ‘Dogs rallied for eight runs to cut it to a one-run game, but couldn’t push across the equalizer.

In the fourth inning, SwampDogs starter Will Bacon surrendered four runs, three of which came on the strength of a three-run home run by Andres Nelo. The Pilots would strike again with another three run homer in the fifth inning, this time off the bat of Brandon Stephens.  The Stephens home run ended Bacon’s day after 4.1 innings pitched and seven runs allowed.

They would tack on their final two runs on a two-run home run by Alex Close in the sixth inning off of Justin White.

On the mound Brandon Vick cruised through the first six innings for the Pilots, allowing just two hits and four total base runners.  He was replaced by Taylor Edens, who worked around a couple of hits in the seventh, but ran into a world of trouble in the eighth.

In that inning, Tyler Coolbaugh led off and chopped a weak grounder up the first base line.  Edens got off the mound to field it as Coolbaugh never left the batter’s box, arguing that the ball hit his foot.  Home plate umpire Ryan Barneycastle disagreed, and Coolbaugh was tagged out by Edens.

Then the hit parade began.

Alex Harris got an infield single, then Brandon Metoyer and Palmer Page followed that up with singles of their own.  The bases were loaded with nobody out, and David Palenzuela stepped up and dumped a single into left-center field to bring home Harris and Metoyer.  Chase Edwards was up next and had a base hit up the middle to bring in Page and make it 9-3 Pilots.  Lane Paul and Rayne Raven followed with RBI singles making the score 9-5, with Sam Hall coming up to the plate looking for his first SwampDogs hit.

And he delivered.

Hall deposited the Edens pitch over the right field wall to bring the ‘Dogs within a run at 9-8, and end Edens’ day.  Wes McGuire would come in and extinguish the fire before Blair Betts came in for the ninth to get the save.

The winner was Vick, who improves to 1-0 on the season, Bacon got the loss falling to 0-1.  Betts’ save was his first of the season.

The SwampDogs are back at it Monday at Edenton before returning home on Tuesday to face the Wilmington Sharks at 7:05 pm.  For tickets and more information, call the SwampDogs at 910-426-5900.

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 18th season in 2014, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. The CPL has had nearly 1,200 alumni drafted and 68 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.

Joe Vasile/Fayetteville SwampDogs

 
Well rounded game leads to 7-4 SwampDogs victory Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 June 2014 21:41

By: Joe Vasile/Fayetteville SwampDogs

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – After several games in a row where it seemed as if nothing would go the SwampDogs’ way, the Baseball Gods made it up, and the ‘Dogs cruised to a 7-4 victory over the Florence RedWolves Saturday night at The Swamp.

Things got off to a quick start, as leadoff batter Jason Blum was hit by a pitch to start the game, Kam Stewart laced a single to left, and David Palenzuela walked to load the bases with nobody out.  Norm Donkin then stepped up and chopped a ball over the head of pitcher Wales Toney, which was fielded by second baseman Dean Wilson who threw to first to retire Donkin, but Blum would come in to score.  Lane Paul would then draw a walk to load the bases once again, and two batters later Chase Edwards would take a walk to bring home Stewart.

The 2-0 score did not stay that way for long, as Cam Knott would surrender an unearned run in the second, and an earned run in the third, as the RedWolves tied the game at 2.

The SwampDogs struck again in the bottom of the third, as back to back singles by Donkin and Paul put runners on the corners with no outs.  Sam Hall would ground out to third baseman Garrett Chapman and Donkin would come into score and the SwampDogs would retake the lead, and they would never relinquish it.

The SwampDogs would plate another run in the fifth and then two more in the seventh inning to establish a 7-2 lead.

Meanwhile Knott settled down and would go on to spin a quality outing going seven innings allowing seven hits, two runs, striking out six and walking just one while earning his second win of the season.

In the ninth inning, Deshorn Lake came on and surrendered a two runs on two hits, but was able to limit the damage to that, and the SwampDogs sent the fans home happy on fireworks night.

With the win, Knott’s record is now 2-1 on the season, while Toney was tagged with the loss and fell to 0-1.

The SwampDogs are home again on Sunday for a special 5:05 pm start against the Peninsula Pilots on Father’s Day.  For tickets and more information, call our offices at 910-246-5900.

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 18th season in 2014, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. The CPL has had nearly 1,200 alumni drafted and 68 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.
 
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