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Bios for Players and Staff

SwampDogs Shutdown Salamanders

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. –  The Fayetteville SwampDogs (32-21) took to the road for the penultimate time in the regular season heading north to defeat the Holly Springs Salamanders (24-29) at Ting Stadium for the final time this season by a score of 7-2 Th

SwampDogs Shine On National Stage

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. – Monday’s 2017 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game was televised and streamed to a national audience for the first time in league history. The Fayetteville SwampDogs players and coaches took advantage of the showcase event as mem

AC Dan Wilcher

Dan Wilcher spends his year coaching America’s Pasttime as much as he can, serving as an assistant coach here in Fayetteville in addition to his role as a student assistant with Huntington University where he is also a full-time student.

AC Billy Gaskins

Billy Gaskins is a Fayetteville baseball staple, coaching the game here locally throughout the season as a private instructor and a coach at 71st High School, in addition to his assistant coaching role at The Swamp.

#7 Marquise Lanier – OF

Marquise Lanier comes to Fayetteville following his third season at Chowan University where Lanier has been a standout outfielder. Lanier started 34 games for the  Hawks this season batting a whopping .368 with 49 runs scored and 11 stolen bases. His spe

#30 Jayson Newman – INF

A Studio City, CA native, Newman elected to stay in the Golden State for college attending Cal State Northridge. Jayson is a 1st baseman with the Matadors, starting 25 games at the position over his first two seasons. Newman prepped at the prestigious T

#2 Alex Hull – INF

Alex appeared in 22 games with Cal State Northridge this season making three starts for the Matadors. Prior to joining Northridge, Hull starred at Tacoma Community College, playing two seasons with the Titans and earning 1st team All-Northwest Athletic Co

#29 Tim Hergert – INF

Baseball has taken Tim Hergert across the country in his young career. the Vancouver, Washington native began his collegiate career at Central Arizona College, before transferring to Missouri Baptist to play out his remaining eligibility. In Missouri, Her

#23 Justin Hawkins – INF

Justin Hawkins is well-versed in Carolina baseball. A native of Prosperity, SC, Hawkins began his collegiate career as an infielder with USC-Sumter but will be transferring to ACC powerhouse Clemson this fall. Hawkins possess great power off his bat and i

#6 Joey Gonzalez – RHP

Joey Gonzalez is a right-handed pitcher who joins the SwampDogs following his sophomore season with the Stetson Hatters. Gonzalez is a native of Miami, Florida where he was a three-year letter winner for coach Angel Herrera at Killian Senior High School