FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Dozens of fathers joined their children on the Fayetteville SwampDog’s field following Sunday night’s game against Wilmington to play catch on the field. Father’s Day is often spent around the great sport of baseball and the SwampDogs continue to honor the dads of Fayetteville with a post-game catch following each season’s Father’s Day game.
While the SwampDogs couldn’t top the Sharks, that didn’t dampen the mood of any fathers or their children who were eager to test out their arms on the field of The Swamp. Following the post-game pitch and catch, all the fathers and their children gathered for a group photo to commemorate the occasion.
Continuing the family theme of the night. The host families of the SwampDog players cooked up a pot luck dinner for both sets of players’ post-game meals. Both events further exemplified how Fayetteville SwampDogs baseball is truly part of the fabric of the greater Fayetteville community, incorporating as many members of the community during each home game.
The SwampDogs return to The Swamp on Thursday for First Responder’s Night presented by Cape Fear Valley Health. First pitch is at 7:05 with the gates opening at 6. 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.