The Fayetteville SwampDogs are excited to announce the schedule for a brand new season of collegiate summer baseball in Fayetteville. The SwampDogs will welcome many familiar opponents from the Coastal Plain League East Division along with a few intriguing opponents from the West. The Swamp will open up for our 17th summer campaign on May 30 when we welcome division rival, the Holly Springs Salamanders, to the friendly confines of JP Riddle Stadium.
The SwampDogs compete in the CPL East Division facing off against the Wilmington Sharks, Edenton Steamers, Peninsula Pilots, Morehead City Marlins, Wilson Tobs and Holly Springs Salamanders each season for the first and second-half division championships. The ‘Dogs will become very familiar with Wilmington when they host the Sharks six times throughout the season, the most of any division opponent. Morehead City and Edenton will be welcomed to Fayetteville four times on the home schedule and the Wilson Tobs twice. The SwampDogs will host the defending CPL East champion Peninsula Pilots twice at The Swamp as well.
The majority of the 2017 schedule will consist of divisional games, but a few match-ups with teams from the West division are scattered on the home slate. The 2016 Petitt Cup Champion Savannah Bananas will come to Fayetteville on June 12 for the first time as part of a two-game season series. The SwampDogs will travel to Historic Grayson Stadium in Savannah, Ga. a week later on June 19 to wrap up the series. We will also host the Florence Redwolves four times along with the Martinsville Mustangs for one game. Two exhibition contests are also added to the schedule when the ‘Dogs host the Catawba Valley Stars (June 6) and Methodist University Alumni (July 21).
We are happy and grateful to be entering our 17th season of providing family affordable entertainment to the wonderful community of Fayetteville and beyond.
We are working hard on planning many exciting promotions during each and every home game throughout the season at The Swamp! The full promotion schedule will be released in the near future. Be sure to reserve your season tickets now to witness the best baseball entertainment and collegiate players in the nation. Our 2017 official merchandise will also be hitting our official website soon, so stay tuned to grab your SwampDogs gear for the upcoming summer!
Be on the lookoutfor more new and exciting news about the 2017 summer throughout the offseason including; feature stories, new player acquisitions, organization news and more! Follow the SwampDogs across our social media platforms on Twitter and Instagram (@GoSwampDogs), as well as FaceBook (Fayetteville SwampDogs) while we prepare for another great season in Fayetteville. We look forward to seeing our Faynatics back at The Swamp for the summer of 2017!
About the SwampDogs:
The Fayetteville SwampDogs enter their 17th season playing in the Coastal Plain League in 2017. 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 over 100 alumni taken in the draft and have produced seven 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 and Instagram @GoSwampDogs. Be sure to also 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 21st season in 2017, the CPL features 15 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 websiteat www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.