Kicking off a four-game roadtrip and playing in Savannah for the first time since 2017, the Martinsville Mustangs fell 3-2 in a rain-shortened, five inning contest to the Savannah Bananas in front of 4,054 at Grayson Stadium on Tuesday night.
Right-hander Calvin Bush (Concordia TX) made his first start of the summer, allowing just two earned runs on three hits and striking out nine in 3.2 innings of work.
Trailing 2-0 in the fourth, the Mustangs (3-5) loaded the bases with no outs and fought back to tie the game on a Trey Woosley (Frontier CC) bases-loaded walk and a Colin Allman (Newberry) RBI infield single.
The Bananas (7-1) grabbed the lead right back in the home half of the fourth however, scoring the go-ahead run on a wild pitch.
After a scoreless top of the fifth, the game was placed under a weather delay and never resumed.
Martinsville continues the road swing on Wednesday night at Macon. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. Listen to the game on the Mustangs Baseball Network here.
About the Mustangs:
The Mustangs are celebrating 15 seasons of Coastal Plain League baseball at historic Hooker Field in 2019. 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.