The SwampDogs set a new standard for player accommodations in the Coastal Plain League welcoming local barber John Jay to clean up some SwampDogs hair as Fayetteville readies for its return to the postseason. Jay spent several hours in the SwampDogs clubhouse welcoming players, coaches, and staff members to get their hair cut with a few extra touches for those who wanted to go all-in for the playoffs. Assistant coach Billy Gaskins and intern Mark Mozina will both be sporting the “SD” logo on the back of their heads throughout the Pettit Cup Playoffs which begin next Tuesday, August 8th.
The SwampDogs return to the Swamp on Saturday, August 5 for the final fireworks game of the season on Fan Appreciation Night presented by Cape Fear Orthopedics against the Holly Springs Salamanders. The gates will open at 6 with first pitch at 7:05. For all 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.