Fueled by a four-run sixth inning, the Martinsville Mustangs downed the Edenton Steamers 7-5 on Saturday night at Historic Hicks Field in the final contest before the CPL All-Star break.
After the Steamers grabbed a two-run first inning lead, the Mustangs (5-2, 16-16) responded with one in the third on an RBI double by Parker Chavers (Coastal Carolina) to cut into the deficit.
Following a Chavers walk and a Chase Dawson (Valparaiso) single to begin the sixth inning, the Mustangs exploded for four runs when Josh Falk (South Dakota St) and Joe Boyle (Indiana St) smashed back-to-back RBI doubles to make it 4-2.
Shortstop Jake Lorenzini (Wayne State College), as part of a season best 4-for-4 night at the plate, followed with an RBI double of his own to make it 5-2 Martinsville.
Righty starter Addison Domingo (Point Park) made his return to the mound, allowing only two runs on two hits and striking out eight in six solid innings of work.
The Mustangs pushed their lead to 7-2 at the stretch, before the Steamers responded with three runs in the bottom half of the seventh to make things a little more interesting.
Leading 7-5 in the ninth, closer Ryan Evans (Grambling St) entered and worked around a one-out walk and single to secure his league-leading ninth save of the summer.
Martinsville, now at 5-2 in the second half, will return to action on Wednesday, July 11 at High-Point Thomasville.
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
Shortstop Jake Lorenzini (@JacobTanner_14) discusses his huge 4-for-4 night at the plate tonight in Edenton as the Mustangs head into the All-Star break 5-2 in the second half! #StangGang pic.twitter.com/p5jECGrwjE— Martinsville Mustangs (@MVilleMustangs) July 8, 2018