Generals Drop the Home Opener

Updated June 01 2016
PETERSBURG, VA

Opening night ended with fireworks, but the Generals gameplay showed spark during the sixth inning, but it was not enough as the final score tonight was 13-8 in favor of the Martinsville Mustangs.

The Mustangs took control of the game in the top of the second and third innings. The losing pitcher, Forrest Arnold (0-1), shut down the first three Mustangs batters but then Martinsville found the magic touch and went on to score thirteen runs over the next three innings. Martinsville’s Sam Pruitt was credited with the win after a strong five frames in which he surrendered two earned runs on four hits.

Generals Designated Hitter Adam Bauer had an exciting triple to dead centerfield in the bottom of the fourth to jumpstart the Petersburg offense. In the sixth inning outfielder Calvin Scott had a two RBI double to cut the Mustangs lead to eight, 13-5. Leftfielder Hunter Lipscomb picked up a single and a RBI in the inning to add to the offense production closing the deficit to 5 after a fielder’s choice scored a run, 13-8 Martinsville after six innings.

The Mustangs’ offense was led by first baseman Collin Fleischer who had two hits, and shortstop Ivan Acuna had with a three hit night, including two doubles.

The Generals will travel to face the Wilson Tobs tomorrow. They will return home Friday night to host the defending CPL Champions, the Edenton Steamers on Johnny Rowe, Sr. Little League Appreciation Night sponsored by Strosnider Chevrolet. Gates open at 6:00pm and the first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 20th season in 2016, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had nearly 1,300 alumni drafted and 81 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.

For additional information, please call 804-733-2394 or 804-722-0141 or visit us on the web at
www.petersburggenerals.com.

The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 22nd season in 2018, the CPL features 16 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,450 alumni drafted and 109 of those – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com and follow us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball..

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Derrick J. Sydnor

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804-722-0141