The Martinsville Mustangs were swept in their final doubleheader of the summer against the Gastonia Grizzlies on Wednesday night at Hooker Field, dropping both games by a final score of 4-1.
Right-hander Brayden Weyer (Colorado School of Mines) made his second start of the season in game one, allowing four runs on three hits and striking out three in five innings.
The Grizzlies jumped ahead 3-0 in the first and the Mustangs only run of the first contest came in the fifth on an Alfonse Sadallah (La Salle) sac-fly RBI.
In game two, righty Davis Mikell (Castleton) got the start on the mound and allowed four runs on five hits in four innings of work. Mikell struck out six and walked three.
Trailing 4-0 in the sixth, third baseman Tyler Riebock (Ouachita Baptist) crushed his team-high seventh home run of the year to right field to get the home team on the board, but the Mustangs couldn't get any closer.
Martinsville hits the road for two games against the Peninsula Pilots at War Memorial Stadium beginning Thursday night at 7:05 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 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.