After knocking off the Forest City Owls 7-6 on Monday night, the Martinsville Mustangs fell 12-2 to the Owls on Tuesday night at McNair Field to begin a three-game road trip.
Lefty Gavin Arsenault (Maine-Farmington) made his first start of the summer, allowing four earned runs on six hits and striking out two in three innings of work.
The Owls (1-1, 15-12) scored in every inning but two and built up a 6-0 lead entering the fifth.
In the top of the fifth, the Mustangs (2-1, 12-17) got an RBI single from second baseman Casey Harford (UT-Martin) and Ethan Whitley (UT-Martin) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to make it a 6-2 game. Harford finished with three hits.
Forest City responded however, scoring six unanswered runs in the final four innings to snap the Mustangs' four-game winning streak.
Martinsville continues the road swing in Savannah on Wednesday night. First pitch against the Bananas is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Historic Grayson Stadium. Listen 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 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.