Griffin McLarty Earns Pitcher of the Week Honors

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – For the second straight week, the SwampDogs had the best arm in the Coastal Plain League. Following Nick Ernst’s (Miami Ohio) selection last week, Griffin McLarty (College of Charleston) was selected as the CPL’s best pitcher following his win over Wilmington on June 20th. McLarty tossed seven shutout innings while allowing just five hits and striking out 10 improving his record to 3-0 with a 0.84 ERA on the season.

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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 and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.