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Bats Fall Silent As Grizzlies Shutout Mustangs 4-0

Bats Fall Silent As Grizzlies Shutout Mustangs 4-0

The Martinsville Mustangs mustered only two hits in a 4-0 shutout loss to the Gastonia Grizzlies on Thursday night at Sims Legion Park.

Righty Jake Lipetzky (Oklahoma Baptist) allowed just two hits, three runs and struck out five in six innings of work.

The Grizzlies led 1-0 until the sixth when they added two more runs and another in the seventh to pull away late. 

The Mustangs (4-4, 14-20) only hits of the game came from Jack Sigrist (Wichita State) and catcher Kenny Bergmann (Newberry). 

Right-handed relievers Bryson Sullivan (Lincoln Memorial) and Davis Mikell (Castleton) each worked an inning of relief for the Mustangs. 

Martinsville returns to action on Friday night at Hooker Field against the Holly Springs Salamanders. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. 

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 or call 276-403-5250. The team can also be reached by email at 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, and be sure to follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.