Right-hander Patrick Halligan (George Mason) tossed eight innings and allowed only one run on four hits while third baseman Logan Fink (Kennesaw St) finished 3-for-4 with 3 RBI as the Martinsville Mustangs earned their first road victory of the season 7-1 on Thursday night at War Memorial Stadium in Hampton.
In the third, Fink blew the contest open with a bases clearing, three-run double to make it 5-0 Martinsville and shortstop Landon Shaw (Presbyterian) later scored on a passed ball to make it a 6-0 advantage.
The Pilots (15-8, 7-8 CPL) scored their one and only run in the fifth inning but Halligan limited the damage and finished the night with 11 strikeouts on 101 pitches.
Righty Paul Wilson (Millersville) worked a scoreless ninth on the mound for the Mustangs to secure the win.
Martinsville returns home on Friday night to wrap up a mini two-game series with the Pilots. First pitch from Hooker Field is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Photo courtesy: Brian Cendejas