The Martinsville Mustangs were well-represented on both the first and second 2018 All-CPL teams announced last week by the league office.
Second baseman Chase Dawson (Valparaiso) and starting pitcher Addison Domingo (Point Park) were selected to the first team, while outfielder Daniel Vitello (Mars Hill) and starting pitcher Lowell Schipper (Richmond) were named to the second team.
Dawson, a rising senior at Valpo, led the Coastal Plain League this summer with a .395 batting average and 66 hits. He also led his Mustangs team in RBI's, stolen bases, doubles, games played and slugging percentage. In June, he was selected to the CPL Select Team that faced Team USA and in July represented Martinsville at the CPL All-Star Show in Lexington, SC.
Domingo, who took advantage of the league's new graduation policy, finished the regular season leading in ERA with a 1.59. The righty worked into the ninth inning of both of his last two starts, including throwing a complete game, three-hit shutout of the Asheboro Copperheads on July 21.
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
On the second team, Vitello showed his versatility throughout the summer, starting all positions in the outfield. He finished with an impressive .308 batting average, good for second on the team, and added three homers with 17 RBI's.
Schipper, a rising junior at Richmond, caught fire in the second half of the season. In his final start on July 26, Schipper allowed just two bloop hits in seven innings and struck out a season-high 12 Wilson Tobs batters on 114 pitches. It was the second straight start in which he had recorded 11 or more strikeouts.
Mustangs starter Lowell Schipper (@loschip36) discusses another stellar outing in the Mustangs 10-0 win tonight in Wilson! The righty allowed just two hits in seven innings and struck out TWELVE on 114 pitches! #StangGang pic.twitter.com/97k2HfmCng— Martinsville Mustangs (@MVilleMustangs) July 27, 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