The Fayetteville SwampDogs are thrilled to announce the signing of infielder Trent Franson to the 2018 roster.
Franson will return to Fayetteville after a terrific summer with the SwampDogs in 2017. Starting 21 games at second and third base, the Houston, Texas native slashed .346/.441/.526, hit two home runs and stole three bases.
"Trent played well for us last year, so it was an easy decision to bring him back," said SwampDogs head coach Matt Hollod. "He also brings versatility to the lineup in that he can play multiple positions in the field."
A sophomore at San Jacinto College, Franson began his college career at the baseball powerhouse of Texas Christian University. After hitting .333 over two years but one season of eligibility for the Horned Frogs, he transferred to San Jacinto for the 2018 season. Batting from the right side of the plate, the 5-10, 185 lb. slugger has a .280 batting average with 3 home runs in 27 games. On November 17, Franson committed to Houston Baptist University, where he will continue his college career in 2019.
The SwampDogs are excited for Franson to return to The Swamp this summer. The season is just a couple months away, with play set to begin on Tuesday, May 29.