The Martinsville Mustangs have announced the addition of another dynamic duo from the University of North Carolina to the 2019 roster.
Freshmen right-handers Austin Elliott and Davis Palermo are the newest members of the 2019 Mustangs.
Elliott, a 2018 Delaware State Champion in high school, is currently redshirting during his freshman campaign at UNC. The Milton, Delaware native was a two-time All-State outfielder and pitcher and a four-time All- Conference outfielder and pitcher at Cape Henlopen High School.
Palermo, a two-time Northwood High School Pitcher of the Year, was ranked the No. 10 right-handed pitcher and No. 25 overall player in the state of North Carolina by Perfect Game in 2018. The Chapel Hill native has not seen any playing time yet with his hometown Tar Heels this season.
UNC currently sits at 34-12 overall and holds a 15-9 mark in ACC play. In next week's action, the Tar Heels will host Winthrop and East Carolina before traveling to Pittsburgh for a three-game set over the weekend.
About the Mustangs:
The Mustangs are celebrating 15 seasons of Coastal Plain League baseball at historic Hooker Field in 2019. Martinsville opens the 2019 campaign on Thursday, May 30, at Wilson before returning home on May 31. For news and ticket information visit www.martinsvillemustangs.com or call 276-403-5250. The team can also be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the Mustangs on on Facebook and Instagram @MartinsvilleMustangs and on Twitter @MVilleMustangs.
About the CPL:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. Heading into its 23rd season in 2019, 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 118 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 www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.