The Coastal Plain League announced today that Layne Somsen of the Fayetteville SwampDogs has been named the 2012 Rawlings CPL Pitcher of the Year.
Somsen, a 6-0, 185-pound junior from South Dakota State went 5-0 with an impressive 1.29 ERA during the regular season. In seven starts the right-hander pitched 42 innings of work, surrendering just eight runs - six earned - on 18 hits. Meanwhile, he walked only 15 and struck out 47. He also was a part of two combined shutouts, featured a 0.79 WHIP and opposing batters hit a mere .129 against him.