FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Nick Ernst (Miami Ohio) was named the Coastal Plain League’s pitcher of the week following his dominant performance over the Wilson Tobs on June 16. Ernst, who just finished his Sophomore season, threw seven scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and walking two. Ernst amassed a team-high 11 strikeouts and his win extended the SwampDogs winning streak to 4 games this past week. Ernst is the first SwampDog to earn player of the week honors this season, despite several deserving performances from Fayetteville players early in the 2017 season.
The SwampDogs return to The Swamp on Thursday for First Responder’s Night presented by Cape Fear Valley Health. First pitch is at 7:05 with the gates opening at 6. For all your SwampDogs news and updates please visit GoSwampDogs.com and follow us on Twitter @GoSwampDogs. The SwampDogs season is presented by Fayetteville Kia.
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 21st season in 2017, the CPL features 15 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,400 alumni drafted and 98 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.