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Bats Come Alive As Mustangs Down Steamers 9-5

Bats Come Alive As Mustangs Down Steamers 9-5

Fueled by a 13-hit performance, including four from outfielder Jack Sigrist (Wichita State), the Martinsville Mustangs snapped a five-game losing skid with a 9-5 win over the Edenton Steamers on Thursday night at Hooker Field.

After Tyler Riebock (Ouachita Baptist) gave the Mustangs a 1-0 lead on an RBI single in the first, Martinsville exploded for five more runs in the bottom of the second.

A two-run double by Dominic Cox (Rice), a Steamers infield error and a two-run single from Casey Harford (UT-Martin) gave the Mustangs a commanding 6-0 lead.

Right-hander Jake Lipetzky (Oklahoma Baptist) made his third start of the summer and allowed four runs on seven hits but struck out nine in 5.1 innings of work.

The Mustangs (8-15) pushed across three more in the fifth when Sigrist doubled home a run and catcher Hank Moore (Lincoln Memorial) singled home two more runs to make it a 9-1 game.

Edenton made things interesting with three runs in the sixth and one more in the seventh to trim the deficit to 9-5, but reliever Charles Hasty (Wayne State College) entered in the eighth and finished it off.

Hasty didn't allow a hit and struck out two in the final 1.1 innings of work.

Martinsville travels to Edenton on Friday for a doubleheader, with Game 1 being a continuation of a postponement from June 9. The Mustangs finish the first half of the season on Saturday, June 29 at Wilson. 

 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.