Fueled by a four-run sixth inning, the Martinsville Mustangs held off the Forest City Owls 7-6 for a fourth straight win on Monday night at Hooker Field.
Righty Calvin Bush (Concordia TX) made his fourth start of the summer, allowing four runs, two earned on three hits and struck out seven in 5.1 innings of work.
After the Owls grabbed a 4-3 lead in the top of the sixth, the Mustangs responded with four runs in the bottom half.
Trey Woosley (Frontier CC) picked up an RBI single to tie it, Tyler Riebock (Ouachita Baptist) scored on a wild pitch, catcher Kenny Bergmann (Newberry) sent a sac-fly to left and Josh Killeen (Wichita State) doubled home another to give the Mustangs a 7-4 lead.
The Owls trimmed the deficit to 7-6 in the eighth, but right-hander Charlie Hasty (Wayne State College) entered in the ninth and despite allowing a two-out single, secured his second save of the summer.
Martinsville improves to 2-0 in the second half and 12-6 overall. The Mustangs and Owls will meet again on Tuesday night, July 2 at McNair Field in Forest City with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Tune in on the Mustangs Baseball Network here.
RHP Charlie Hasty (@chucknazty14) locked down another save tonight as the Mustangs win a fourth straight, 7-6 over the @ForestCityOwls! The right-hander has two saves and three wins so far this season! #StangGang pic.twitter.com/juDHiujZ4s— Martinsville Mustangs (@MVilleMustangs) July 2, 2019
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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.