Despite taking a 10-3 lead into the sixth, the Martinsville Mustangs fell 12-10 to the Edenton Steamers on Saturday night at Historic Hicks Field.
The Mustangs (4-6, 14-22) used two home runs from Josh Smith (Georgia State) and another from Tyler Riebock (Ouachita Baptist) to build a seven-run lead in the top of the sixth. Both finished the game with three RBI.
Lefty starter Gavin Arsenault (Maine-Farmington) allowed six runs on eight hits and struck out three in five innings of work.
Edenton exploded for five runs in the sixth and four more in the seventh off relievers Bryson Sullivan (Lincoln Memorial), Brayden Weyer (Colorado School of Mines), and Sam Kaplan (Mars Hill) to seal away the comeback victory.
After an off day Sunday, Martinsville returns home to face the Asheboro Copperheads on Monday night at 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 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.