Stewart and Podomani named Coastal Plain League Players of the Week for Week Ten of Action

Updated August 09 2016

The Coastal Plain League announced today that Dillon Stewart of Holly Springs was named Hitter of the Week, while Daniel Poidomani of Forest City earned Pitcher of the Week for the tenth week of CPL action (Aug 1-Aug 8.)

Stewart, a rising senior at UNC-Greensboro, finished an impressive season for the Salamanders on a tear in week ten, batting .469 over seven games played. Across those games the CPL All-Star notched 15 total hits with two doubles, one triple, three home runs for eight RBIs and 28 total bases, pushing his slugging percentage to .875. The outfielder also drew one walk and stole a base on his way to a .485 on-base percentage and five runs scored.

On the mound, Poidomani was a workhorse for the Owls making three appearances on the week as the team fought for their playoff lives. The rising-sophomore at Stevens Institute of Technology, held a perfect 0.00 ERA on the week allowing only five hits over 13 total innings while striking out 14 for a .119 opponent’s batting average. His most impressive performance on the week came in his start on August 8 versus Asheboro as he tossed eight shutout innings allowing only two hits and striking out ten.

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier 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 89 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 and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.


Shelby Hilliard