SwampDogs Announce First Signee for 2018

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The Fayetteville SwampDogs are pleased to announce Josh Hejka as the first player to be signed for the 2018 season.

A junior at Johns Hopkins University, Hejka returns for his second season at The Swamp. The Dearborn, Michigan native pitched in two games for the SwampDogs in 2016, compiling a 1-0 record over 7.1 innings of work.

“I really like what Josh can bring to our pitching staff,” said SwampDogs head coach Matt Hollod. “Josh throws from down below which can be very difficult on hitters because they just don’t see it much. He’s also a big ground ball pitcher who I think can be a valuable asset for us in our bullpen.”

The 5-11, 160 lb right-hander was stellar last year at Johns Hopkins, leading the Blue Jays with 6 saves in 17 appearances out of the bullpen. He also picked up 4 wins on the season and posted an earned run average of just 2.04, earning First-Team All-Centennial Conference honors.

The pursuit of the Petitt Cup begins Tuesday, May 29, at The Swamp.