SwampDogs Sign Speedy Shortstop Stewart

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The Fayetteville SwampDogs have added speed and excitement to their lineup with the signing of Frostburg State University middle infielder Kameron Stewart.

Stewart is off to a quick start to his 2014 campaign, hitting .290 with an on-base percentage of .410 and a .482 slugging percentage through nine games. His eight RBIs rank him second on the Bobcats, and he is a perfect two-for-two in stolen base attempts.  Stewart’s two triples are the most by a player in the Capitol Athletic Conference.

Stewart, a junior, transferred to Frostburg State after spending the first two years of his collegiate career at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Md. Last year, Stewart hit .366 with a .492 on-base percentage, and scored 45 runs – leading the team in all three categories. He also swiped 33 bags and was caught only three times, a 92 percent success rate.

“Kam should provide a consistent bat in our lineup and add to an already impressive middle infield,” said SwampDogs head coach David Tufo.

The Fayetteville SwampDogs are a proud member of the Coastal Plain League, entering their 14th season in the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 18th season in 2014, the CPL features 14 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. Furthermore, the CPL has had over 1,100 alumni drafted and 65 alums – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to friend us on Facebook (atwww.facebook.com/coastalplainleague) and follow us via Twitter (@CPLBaseball).