FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Outfielder Austin Edgette (Bloomsburg) and pitcher Griffin McLarty (College of Charleston) were both named to the Coastal Plain League’s Select Team, set to take on the USA Collegiate National team on Monday, June 26 at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary, NC.
Edgette continues to bat amongst the CPL’s best with his .423 batting average, .500 on-base percentage, and 14 RBIs. McLarty’s 0.84 ERA, remains the SwampDogs’ best amongst starters.
The two Fayetteville players will be joined by players from across the Coastal Plain League for a single game against some of the nation’s best college players not competing in summer leagues this year.
The SwampDogs return to The Swamp on Saturday for Bark in the Park presented by Northstar Veterinary Hospital. First pitch is at 7:05 with the gates opening at 6. For all of 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.