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Mustangs Top Pilots 5-3 For First Road Victory

Mustangs Top Pilots 5-3 For First Road Victory

Despite trailing 2-0 in the sixth, the Martinsville Mustangs rallied for five runs in the final four innings to top the Peninsula Pilots 5-3 on Thursday night at War Memorial Stadium. 

Righty Addison Domingo (Ohio Dominican) made his first start of the summer, throwing five innings and allowing seven hits, two unearned runs and striking out six. 

The Mustangs (2-5) loaded the bases in the sixth before third baseman Cross Factor (Oklahoma St) picked up a sac-fly to make it 2-1, and Josh Falk (South Dakota St) doubled home another to tie it 2-2.

In the seventh, centerfielder Daniel Vitello (Mars Hill) smacked an RBI double to give the Mustangs their first lead of the night, 3-2. Catcher AJ Kloehn (Richmond) scored on an error to make it 4-2 and later added an RBI single in the ninth to give the Mustangs a 5-3 cushion. 

Righty reliever Charles Hasty (Wayne State) picked up the win, working the seventh inning and allowing just one hit. While Cody Dooley (Concord) struck out the side in a 1-2-3 eighth inning. 

Ryan Evans (Grambling St) recorded the final six outs, allowing just a hit to secure the Mustangs first road win of the summer. 

Martinsville will host Wilson for the first time this season Friday night at Hooker Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. 

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. 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.