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Elliott Dazzles As Mustangs Fall To Pilots 7-2

Elliott Dazzles As Mustangs Fall To Pilots 7-2

JUNE 22 - Despite a 12-strikeout performance from right-hander Austin Elliott (North Carolina), the Martinsville Mustangs fell 7-2 to the Peninsula Pilots on Saturday night at War Memorial Stadium. 

Elliott, making his fourth start of the summer, allowed only three hits, one earned run and struck out a season-high 12 in 6.2 innings of work. 

After an RBI double by catcher Josh Killeen (Wichita State) gave the Mustangs a 2-0 lead in the fourth, Peninsula scratched across a run in the seventh and exploded for six more in the eighth to pull away and secure a 7-2 victory.

Relievers Bryson Sullivan (Lincoln Memorial) and Ryan Evans (Grambling State) also saw action on the mound for Martinsivlle.

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 info@martinsvillemustangs.com. 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.