The Fayetteville SwampDogs have added Ohio State utility infielder — and 2018 member of the SwampDogs — Nick Erwin to their 2019 roster. The current Buckeye freshman led the SwampDogs in batting average in 2018 among players with at least 30 at bats. Erwin hit .344 in 10 games, adding a double, six walks and six RBIs to his stat line.
In eight appearances for Ohio State, Erwin has 5 hits, walked twice, scored five runs and driven three runs in. Prior to his time in Columbus, Erwin was a two-time all-state, three-time all-district and all-conference selection at Grove City High School in Grove City, Ohio. He also won Central Ohio's Player of the Year honors.
"We couldn't be more fired up to have Nick back," SwampDogs head coach David Anderson said. "He had a great summer last year with us and will build on that this season. He can play any position in the infield and is one of those guys that just does everything well."
The SwampDogs begin their 19th summer of fun on May 28th, as they host Catawba Valley. Season tickets, bundled tickets and group tickets are on sale now. Single game tickets go on sale May 1st. The SwampDogs are a member of the Coastal Plain League. Heading into its 23rd season in 2019, the CPL features 16 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had over 1,450 alumni drafted and 116 alums – including 2017 American League Champion Series Most Valuable Player, 2017 World Series champion, 2011 American League MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander, as well as 2017 National League.