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SwampDogs 18th Summer of Fun Is Here

October 28, 2017 - Coastal Plain League (Coastal Plain) - Fayetteville SwampDogs News Release

Ladies and gentlemen, the captain has turned off the "think winter" sign and you are free to make your plans for the 2018 summer. The Fayetteville SwampDogs have announced the release of the 2018 schedule!

Hang in there folks, as we make our way through the blahs of winter. Summer will be here before you know it! Just keep the thoughts of warm summer nights surrounded by your friends and family at the forefront of your mind.

The Swamp will open for our 18th summer of fun on Tuesday, May 29th with the first fireworks extravaganza on Saturday, June 2nd. The final home game of the regular season will be Friday, August 3rd with the SwampDogs traveling to Holly Springs the next day to wrap up the regular season. The Coastal Plain League playoffs will be held August 5-11, in a 1-1-3 format.

With the addition of a sixteenth team, the league will now be split into four divisions - North, South, East and West - with four teams being in each. The North will be made up of the Edenton Steamers, Martinsville Mustangs, Peninsula Pilots and Wilson Tobs, while the South will be the Florence RedWolves, Lexington County Blowfish, Macon Bacon and Savannah Bananas. Meanwhile in the West, it will be the Asheboro Copperheads, Gastonia Grizzlies, High Point-Thomasville HiToms and Forest City Owls with the East being made up of your Fayetteville SwampDogs, Holly Springs Salamanders, Morehead City Marlins and Wilmington Sharks.

The majority of the 2018 schedule will consist of divisional games, but a few match-ups with teams from the other divisions are scattered on the home slate.

"We are elated to be entering our 18th season of providing family affordable entertainment to the community," said SwampDogs general manager Jeremy Aagard. "The SwampDogs staff is working harder than ever to make this the best season yet. As the longest running sports franchise in the history of the city of Fayetteville, we look forward to continuing our tradition of creating lifelong memories with families all summer long!"

We are planning many exciting promotions during each and every home game throughout the season at The Swamp! The full promotion schedule will be released in the near future. Be sure you don't miss a moment of the best baseball entertainment around. All-you-can-eat ticket plans and group tickets are on sale now! Visit goswampdogs.com or call the office at 910-426-5900 to learn more!

About the SwampDogs: The Fayetteville SwampDogs enter their 18th season playing in the Coastal Plain League in 2018. The SwampDogs are one of the most successful franchises in the league's history, boasting over 100 alumni taken in the draft, including eight players who have gone on to play in Major League Baseball including slugger Mark Reynolds and David Aardsma. For more information on the Fayetteville SwampDogs, visit the team website at www.goswampdogs.com and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @GoSwampDogs. Be sure to also like us on Facebook at Fayetteville SwampDogs Baseball.

The Coastal Plain League is the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 22nd season in 2018, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,450 alumni drafted and 109 of those - including 2017 ALCS MVP, 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander as well as 2017 NLCS MVP Chris Taylor - 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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.

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