Despite jumping out to a 1-0 lead in the fifth, the Martinsville Mustangs couldn't overcome a five error performance in a 6-2 loss to the Peninsula Pilots on Monday night at War Memorial Stadium.
Righty Gavin Weyman (Towson) made his first start of the season, allowing four hits and striking out six in six innings of work.
The Mustangs (1-3) broke the scorless tie in the fifth when Joe Boyle (Indiana State) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to make it 1-0.
Peninsula responded immediately however with two runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth to take a commanding 5-1 lead.
Kyle Lysy (Shippensburg) entered from the Mustangs bullpen in the seventh for his second appearance in as many days. The righty went two innings, struck out three and allowed a run on three hits.
Martinsville will host High-Point Thomasville on Tuesday night at Hooker Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m.
The Coastal Plain League is the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. Heading into its 22nd season in 2018, the CPL features 16 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had over 1,450 alumni drafted and 113 alums – including 2017 ALCS MVP, 2017 World Series champion, 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander, as well as 2017 NLCS MVP Chris Taylor – make their Major League debut. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at CoastalPlain.com. The Martinsville Mustangs are celebrating 14 summers of baseball at historic Hooker Field in 2018. Follow the Mustangs @MVilleMustangs on Twitter and @MartinsvilleMustangs on Facebook and Instagram.