The Fayetteville SwampDogs continue to find success on and off the field in 2012, as the All American Summer of Fun has proven to be one of the best seasons yet for the Dogs. As the CPL regular season nears its end, the team has cemented itself as one of the premiere clubs in the league.
The league leaderboards are sprinkled generously with SwampDogs players, as individual success has translated to overall team success on the field.
Zach Gawrych (Tampa) has been an elite catalyst for the offense, as he consistently finds himself in the leadoff spot each night. His ability to put pressure on opposing defenses with his baserunning ability has led to his leading the league in runs scored.
Sal Giardina (Lynn) has emerged as the offensive leader of the club, as he currently leads the league in RBIs, and has hit the most home runs on the Dogs’ roster.
The pitching staff has been arguably the most impressive aspect of the team throughout the season. Their 2.45 ERA is far and away the lowest of any unit in the CPL. Layne Somsen (South Dakota State) currently leads the league in strikeouts and is a crucial part of the starting rotation.
The Dogs will play four home games in the next week, including this evening’s Non-Profit Night. A Lupus awareness group will be on hand to help inform fans about their mission. Freaky Friday will give fans a chance to participate in a costume contest, with next Monday’s Faith and Family Night followed by Lumberton Night on Tuesday. The first 500 fans, 21 & older, receive a pilsner glass courtesy of Healy Wholesale and Fat Tire.
As always, the Miller Lite Liberty Lounge will be open with eight different beers on tap for one dollar each, and hot dogs and hamburgers all night long. Free popcorn, peanuts and soft serve drinks are also available throughout the game.
Photo: Don’t miss another fun-filled game. There is always lots to do at the Swamp.