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The latest from the SwampDogs

April 24, 2009

Here’s what’s happening in SwampDog land…

Roster addition

The Fayetteville SwampDogs today have announced the signing of Eric Grabe, a right-handed hitting infielder from Daytona State (FL) College.

Grabe, a native of Ocala, Florida, is a 5-11, 175-pound freshman shortstop that has been very productive for the Falcons so far in 2009. He is currently hitting .401 with seven home runs and 43 RBIs. In high school, Grabe was honorable mention on the Florida High School All-State team.

“Eric is a very talented freshman middle infielder with all the tools you look for”, SwampDogs skipper Darrell Handelsman said. “He has quick feet, soft hands, and has shown the ability to hit for average and power at the college level. He will be a great addition to our club this summer.”

How they’re faring

With college baseball in full swing, the SwampDogs are keeping an eye on the stats. Listed below are the latest numbers for the ‘Dogs on the 2009 roster:

Michael Niemann, from Delta State (Miss.), has proven to be a major contributor to the Statesmen batting .358 with 4 long balls, 29 RBIs and leads his team with 15 stolen bases. Mount Olive’s (NC) Jesse Lancaster has started in all 48 games played and has bumped up his batting average to .352 for the defending Division II National Champion Trojans.

Casey McGrew, Wright State (OH), is batting a solid .318 with 3 home runs and 32 RBIs for the Raiders. Junior All-American Brock Whiteman from Muskingum (OH) leads the Muskies at the plate with a .394 batting average, 5 home runs, and 36 RBIs. Lee Zerussen, Illinois, has posted a 2-0 record with 22 Ks in 31.2 innings pitched for the Fighting Illini’.

Keep checking for the latest news on the newest roster additions!


The latest from the SwampDogs

April 1, 2009

SwampDogsThis came in from our friend Darrell Handelsman…

Continuing a soon-to-be-four-year Fayetteville tradition, the SwampDogs will once again welcome the U.S. Military All-Stars to J.P. Riddle Stadium this summer. The first pitch between Team Red, White and Blue and the SwampDogs is set for Sunday, July 12 at 7:05 p.m.

As part of their 20th annual “Red, White and Blue Tour of America,” the U.S Military All-Stars will take on the ‘Dogs in an exhibition classic. This historic tour has become the most popular summer exhibition in the world attracting over 25 million people annually. Since their establishment in 1990, the U.S Military All-Stars program is, “the fastest growing, largest, most successful, and only “joint” armed forces baseball program ever created.”

“This is truly a special event every summer,” SwampDogs Director of Operations Darrell Handelsman said. “We are looking forward to continuing our wonderful relationship with Lt. Cmdr. Allvord and Team Red, White and Blue. Anytime, we as an organization get an opportunity to give back to our military community, we jump at the chance.”

The All-Stars are made up of Active Duty, Reserve and Veterans who participate in the league as well as cover their own expenses, primarily declining government funding to offer as many resources as possible to soldiers overseas. Nearly 22,000 armed forces personnel have played for the All-Stars since its existence and have put together an impressive all-time record at 580-222 vs. collegiate, professional and semi-pro clubs. The SwampDogs lead the all time series 3-1.

SwampDogs Look to Put $10,000 Cash in YOUR Pocket!

There are a lot of teams that offer “special” mini plans on tickets, especially during these tough economic times. How many teams give their fans a chance to walk away with $10,000 just for purchasing a mini plan package? That’s what the Fayetteville SwampDogs are doing….

The Fayetteville SwampDogs are excited to unveil their 2009 “Pick of the Litter” Mini Plan promotion where one lucky SwampDogs fan can walk away with $10,000 cash.

If the SwampDogs win, you win! SwampDog fans can purchase a nine game mini plan of reserved box seats for any of the 28 home games for $54, as long as one is on a Monday. If the SwampDogs win all nine games in the mini plan, one lucky fan will win $10,000 in cash from the SwampDogs.

In our never ending quest to provide the most affordable, fun, family-friendly entertainment in Cumberland County the SwampDogs are proud to announce our version of an economic stimulus package, with a little fun added in, free of charge.

“After experiencing the thrill of giving away a $20,000 car last summer, we certainly hope one lucky SwampDogs fan will be able to walk away with some of our money,” said SwampDogs Director of Operations Darrell Handelsman.

With a .686% winning percentage at J.P. Riddle Stadium since 2005, it’s no secret that “The Swamp” is home to fun, winning, and exciting baseball all summer long.

Current Stats of the ’09 SwampDogs

With college baseball in full swing, the SwampDogs are keeping an eye on the stats. Listed below are the latest numbers for the ‘Dogs on the 2009 roster.

Ben Graham, from Emporia State (Kan.), has been impressive by tossing 3 complete games in 6 games started with a 2.93 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 46 innings pitched. Muskingum’s (Ohio) Brock Whiteman is on a tear batting .417 with 3 homeruns and 22 RBIs. Matt Kole, from Austin Peay (Tenn.), continues to lead the Governors with 25 RBIs.

Keep checking for the latest news on the newest roster additions! Look forward to weekly updates right here in the SwampNotes Newsletter!