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Domingo Dazzles As Mustangs Down Copperheads 6-0

Domingo Dazzles As Mustangs Down Copperheads 6-0

Powered by a complete game, three-hit shutout from starter Addison Domingo (Point Park), the Martinsville Mustangs downed the Asheboro Copperheads 6-0 at McCrary Park on Saturday night.

The Mustangs (7-10, 18-24) opened the scoring on a Cross Factor (Oklahoma St) sac-fly in the fourth, before adding two more in the fifth on a Daniel Vitello (Mars Hill) RBI single and a Josh Falk (South Dakota St) bases loaded walk to make it 3-0.

Domingo, making his sixth start of the season, retired 18 straight hitters entering the seventh inning. The righty allowed just three hits and struck out eight in becoming the first Mustangs starter to throw a complete game this summer. 

Leading 3-0, left fielder Bobby Morgensen (Florida Atlantic) opened the sixth inning with a solo homer over the wall in left to make it a four run advantage for the Mustangs. It was the outfielders third home run of the season. 

The Mustangs added some insurance in the ninth on an RBI double by Chase Dawson (Valparaiso) and a sac-fly from Richard Ortiz (Grambling St) to push their lead to 6-0.

Martinsville will have two days off before returning to action on Tuesday night against High-Point Thomasville 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