Longball Lifts Mustangs To Split Of Doubleheader In Edenton

Longball Lifts Mustangs To Split Of Doubleheader In Edenton

After falling short 5-2 in Game 1, the Martinsville Mustangs used three home runs to power their way to a 14-7 win in Game 2 to split a doubleheader at Historic Hicks Field in Edenton on Friday night. 

The first contest was a continuation of a weather suspended game from June 9. Martinsville (9-16) trailed 5-0 entering the ninth before a wild pitch and RBI single by Hank Moore (Lincoln Memorial) made it a 5-2 game, but the Mustangs two-out rally was cut short. 

In Game 2, the Mustangs scored early and often including twice in the first and second, three more times in the third and added five more in the fourth.

A three-run homer by catcher Josh Killeen (Wichita State), a grand slam by Dominic Cox (Rice) and a solo shot by Josh Smith (Georgia State) helped the Mustangs build a commanding 13-0 lead.

Right-hander Austin Elliott (North Carolina) got the start in the second seven inning contest, allowing only three hits and striking out five in four innings of work.

Martinsville finishes the first half of the season on Saturday night at Wilson. First pitch against the Tobs is scheduled for 7:00 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 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.