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Mustangs Split Doubleheader With Pilots

Mustangs Split Doubleheader With Pilots

The Martinsville Mustangs settled for the split of a doubleheader with the Peninsula Pilots on Monday night at Hooker Field, picking up a 6-2 victory in Game 1 before dropping the second contest 15-6. 

In the first seven-inning game, righty Davis Palermo (North Carolina) made his seventh start of the summer and allowed two runs in the first inning, six hits, walked five and struck out one in 4.1 innings of work.

The Mustangs (6-11, 16-27) tied the game 2-2 in the third on a Jack Sigrist (Wichita State) RBI single and a Josh Smith (Georgia State) RBI groundout. Both finished with two hits in the first contest.

In the fifth, another Smith RBI single, a two-run double from Trey Woosley (Murray State) and an RBI single off the bat of Jack Capobianco (Belmont) helped the Mustangs make it a four-run inning. Woosley finished 3-for-3 with two RBI. 

Right-hander Charlie Hasty (Wayne State College) tossed the next 2.1 innings, allowing no runs on four hits and striking out two to preserve the win. 

In Game 2, rising sophomore Austin Elliott (North Carolina) got the start for the Mustangs and allowed seven runs on five hits while striking out four in 2.2 innings.

The Pilots (9-7, 23-21) built leads of 7-0 and 8-1 before the Mustangs stormed back to make it 8-6 in the fourth on the heels of back-to-back bases loaded walks and a two-run single from Sigrist. 

Peninsula pulled away however, scoring four more times in the fifth and adding three more in the sixth to earn the 15-6 victory and the split.

Martinsville is off Tuesday but returns home Wednesday night for another doubleheader against the Gastonia Grizzlies. First pitch in Game 1 is scheduled for 6:15 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 info@martinsvillemustangs.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.