Fueled by another gem from starter Addison Domingo (Point Park) and a 14-hit performance at the plate, the Martinsville Mustangs powered their way past the Wilson Tobs 13-3 Saturday night at Hooker Field.
Domingo, the Coastal Plain League leader in ERA, worked into the ninth inning for a second straight start. The righty allowed just three runs, one earned, on six hits and struck out 10 in eight innings to improve to 4-1.
The Mustangs (10-11, 21-25) busted the game open early, scoring seven times in the bottom of the first. Richard Ortiz (Grambling St) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force home the first run, while Daniel Vitello (Mars Hill) tripled home two more runs to make it 7-0 as the Mustangs batted around.
Leading 7-0 in the second, shortstop Joe Boyle (Indiana St) sent a three-run line drive homer to left to make it 10-0. Boyle finished with three RBI, and reached base all five times.
First baseman Kitt Capell (Western Carolina) added a sac-fly in the fourth, Vitello smacked in another on an RBI single in the seventh and Romero Harris (Indiana St) laced an RBI double in eighth to give the Mustangs a late 13-2 lead.
Righty reliever Greg Leban (Austin Peay) entered in the ninth, allowing no hits and striking out two to finish it off.
Martinsville will have Sunday off, before returning to action on Monday night in Forest City. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Mustangs shortstop Joe Boyle (@JAB_9511) talks about reaching base all FIVE times tonight, including a three-run HR! The #StangGang used 14 hits to down the Tobs 13-3 tonight at Hooker Field! pic.twitter.com/cGjmyLWQ8P— Martinsville Mustangs (@MVilleMustangs) July 29, 2018
What a summer it's been for Mustangs SP Addison Domingo. Following a three-hit, complete game shutout last week, the righty worked into the ninth inning again tonight and leads the @CPLBaseball in ERA. He puts a bow on another outstanding start tonight here. #StangGang pic.twitter.com/jQUkiRrleA— Martinsville Mustangs (@MVilleMustangs) July 29, 2018
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