For the first time this summer, the Martinsville Mustangs dropped both games of a doubleheader against the Asheboro Copperheads on Monday night at Hooker Field.
Right-hander Calvin Bush (Concordia TX) made his third start of the season in Game 1, allowing only two unearned runs and striking out eight in six innings of work.
An RBI groundout by Kenny Bergmann (Neberry) put the Mustangs up 1-0 in the fourth, but the Copperheads scored twice in the sixth and added an insurance run in the seventh to grab a 3-1 victory in the first contest.
In Game 2, Asheboro scored two first inning runs off starter Charlie Darnall (Delta State) before Martinsville responded with a Casey Harford (UT-Martin) RBI single and a Jack Capobianco (Belmont) RBI grounder to tie it 2-2 in the home half.
Darnall worked one out into the fifth and allowed four runs on nine hits, while striking out four.
Tyler Riebock (Ouachita Baptist) had three hits in the second contest, including a game-tying single in the fifth.
With the score knotted up 4-4, the Copperheads scratched across a run on sac-fly in the sixth and hung on for a 5-4 win to complete the sweep.
Martinsville (7-14) travels to Hampton to face the Peninsula Pilots at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday night before returning home Thursday, June 27 for City of Martinsville Night at 7:15 p.m. vs. Edenton.
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.