The Martinsvillle Mustangs dropped a fifth straight game 13-7 to the Asheboro Copperheads on Monday night at Hooker Field.
After both teams scratched across a run in the first, Asheboro put up a four-spot in the second inning and added another in the fifth to take a commanding 6-1 lead.
Righty starter Davis Palermo (North Carolina) allowed five earned runs on just three hits while walking four and striking out four in five innings of work.
The Mustangs (4-7, 14-23) clawed back into the game with two runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth to make it 6-5. Jack Sigrist (Wichita State) and catcher Josh Killeen (Wichita State) both had big RBI singles to trim the deficit to just one.
Trailing 6-5 entering the seventh, the Copperheads pulled away by scoring four times in the seventh and three more in the eighth.
Martinsville returns to action on the road Wednesday at Forest City. First pitch against the Owls is scheduled for 7:05 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 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.