FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. –The SwampDogs will have an international flare with Lock Haven RHP/1B Matt Lahn coming to The Swamp this summer.
The Georgetown, Ontario, Canada native will be in Fayetteville providing a consistent left handed bat that can hit for average in the lineup and also a reliable right handed arm to come out of the bullpen.
A transfer from Eerie College, Matt is off to a solid start at the plate and on the mound in his second season at Lock Haven. Lahn has started in all seven of the Bald Eagle’s games, hitting .423 with one home run and five driven in. He leads the team with 12 runs scored and 11 hits.
On the mound, Lahn has surrendered just one earned run over two appearances, giving him the lowest ERA on the staff.
Lock Haven University is off to a 4-3 start under second year head coach Jim Chester. Lock Haven University is located in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.
The Fayetteville SwampDogs home opener for the 2016 season is Wednesday, June 1st. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 910-426-5900, or by visiting www.goswampdogs.com/tickets.
About the SwampDogs:
The Fayetteville SwampDogs enter their 16th season playing in the Coastal Plain League. The SwampDogs are one of the most successful franchises in the league’s history, making the Petitt Cup Playoffs eight times in the past 11 seasons, reaching the championship round three times. The SwampDogs boast 90 alumni taken in the draft and have produced six players who have gone on to play in Major League Baseball including slugger Mark Reynolds and David Aardsma. For more information on the Fayetteville SwampDogs, visit their team website at www.goswampdogs.com and follow us on Twitter @GoSwampDogs and like us on Facebook at Fayetteville SwampDogs Baseball. Where baseball is fun!
About the Coastal Plain League:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 20th season in 2016, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 81 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.