The Coastal Plain League announced Monday that right-hander Davis Palermo (North Carolina) will represent the Martinsville Mustangs on the 2019 CPL Select Team that is set to take on the USA Collegiate National Team on Monday, July 1 at 4:00 p.m at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
Palermo, a rising sophomore and Chapel Hill native, is enjoying an outstanding summer with the Mustangs in 2019. The righty is 2-1 with a team-low ERA of 1.04 in 17.1 innings pitched.
In his last start on June 19, Palermo threw a complete game (seven innings/doubleheader) shutout, allowing only one hit and striking out nine Forest City Owls.
Palermo didn't see any action for the Tar Heels in 2019, but was ranked the No. 10 right-handed pitcher and No. 25 overall player in the state of North Carolina by Perfect Game in 2018.
Read more and check out the full 2019 CPL Select Team roster by clicking 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.