Faul Named To All-CPL Team

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Coastal Plain League has named 2015 SwampDogs outfielder Jimmy Faul (Jr./Louisville) to the 2015 All-CPL First Team, the league announced Thursday.

Faul, who was the SwampDogs’ lone representative on the team, enjoyed a successful summer at “The Swamp,” both at the plate and in the field.

He led the team with a .333 batting average, and his three home runs are tied for the most hit by a SwampDogs player since the 2012 season. His 21 runs batted in were good for third on the team.

Defensively, Faul recorded seven outfield assists and committed just one error in the field. Faul also made four appearances on the mound in relief.

“Jimmy continues a long tradition of not only outstanding baseball players, but outstanding young men that we’ve had here at ‘The Swamp,’” said SwampDogs general manager Jeremy Aagard. “It was a pleasure to have Jimmy here for the summer, and we wish him nothing but the best as he returns to school for his senior year.”

Faul, a Louisville, Ky. native, played collegiately for Daytona State College before transferring to Louisville. The Cardinals finished the 2015 season ranked #9 in the country according to Baseball America.

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!

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 19th season in 2015, the CPL features 15 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 over 1,200 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.