FAYETTEVILLE, NC May 24, 2016 – The saying goes “you can never have too much of a good thing”. The SwampDogs are digging into the phrase with another batting champion, nabbing future Southeast Missouri RedHawk Tristen Gagen.
Gagen set the school record at Northeastern Oklahoma with a .477 batting average in 2015 and followed it up with a .464 average this spring. Gagen led the Golden Norsemen with ten home runs and 53 RBIs.
“Gagen is an exciting player,” said SwampDog’s Manager Anthony Williams. “He can hit for power and average and he shows he knows the game. He can play both sides of the diamond and give us some flexibility and versatility.”
Gagen is the newest member of the SwampDogs to come from Southeast Missouri, where he will suit up in 2017 for the RedHawks.
The Fayetteville SwampDogs home opener for the 2016 season is Wednesday, June 1st. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 910-426-5900, or by visiting our website.
The Fayetteville SwampDogs home opener for the 2016 season is Wednesday, June 1st. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 910-426-5900, or by visiting www.goswampdogs.com/tickets.
About the SwampDogs:
The Fayetteville SwampDogs enter their 16th season playing in the Coastal Plain League. The SwampDogs are one of the most successful franchises in the league’s history, making the Petitt Cup Playoffs eight times in the past 11 seasons, reaching the championship round three times. The SwampDogs boast 90 alumni taken in the draft and have produced six 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 their team website at www.goswampdogs.com and follow us on Twitter @GoSwampDogs and like us on Facebook at Fayetteville SwampDogs Baseball. Where baseball is fun! !
About the Coastal Plain League:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 20th season in 2016, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 81 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – 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 Twitter @CPLBaseball.