Despite trailing 3-2 entering the bottom of the ninth, the Martinsville Mustangs used a two-run walk-off single by shortstop Jack Sigrist (Wichita State) to knock off the Wilson Tobs 4-3 and snap a seven-game losing streak on Friday night at Hooker Field.
Righty Tomas Sorcia Jr. (Newberry) made his first start of the summer and allowed only two runs on five hits while striking out eight in five innings of work.
The Mustangs (5-9, 15-25) trailed 2-0 entering the bottom of the fourth before Dylan Tuttle (Guilford), playing his first game of the summer in the outfield, knocked home the first run of the night with an RBI single.
Trailing 3-1 in the eighth, first baseman Trey Woosley (Murray State) trimmed the deficit to one with an RBI sac-fly to center to make it 3-2 heading into the final frame.
After right-hander Ryan Evans (Grambling State) worked an important 1-2-3 top of the ninth, the Mustangs used a walk by Alfonse Sadallah (LaSalle) and singles by Kenny Bergmann (Newberry) and Dominic Cox (Rice) to load the bases with one out.
With the bases full, Sigrist lined a two-run single to the corner in left to give the Mustangs their first walk-off victory of the summer 4-3.
Martinsville returns to action on Saturday night at Historic Hicks Field against the Edenton Steamers. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Watch the game live 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 email@example.com. 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.