For the second time this summer, the Martinsville Mustangs swept a doubleheader from the Forest City Owls – this time using 10-4 and 10-9 victories at McNair Field on Tuesday night.
In Game 1, right-hander Dillen Miller (Southern) tossed four innings and allowed three earned runs on six hits while striking out three. Trailing 2-1 in the second, the Mustangs used an RBI triple by Christian Easley (UMBC) and a two-run single from Will Knight (VMI) to explode for five runs.
Righty Trey Carter (Liberty) quieted the Owls out of the bullpen the rest of the way, allowing no hits and striking out four in three innings of work to guide Martinsville to a 10-4 triumph.
In Game 2, the Mustangs jumped out to an early 6-0 lead on the heels of a two-run double by left fielder Benny Serrano (Niagara), a sac-fly RBI by newcomer Braydon Webb (Arkansas) and a two-run blast off the bat of JT Inskeep (VMI).
On the mound, Austin Haensel (Southern) made the start and allowed five runs in three innings before the combination of Martin Sosna (Miami OH), Jacob Wolf (UNCG) and Bradley Hines (Lindsey Wilson) saw the rest of the action. Leading 10-9 in the seventh, Inskeep worked a scoreless frame and picked up one strikeout to secure his first save of the season and a Mustangs sweep.
Following an off-day Wednesday, Martinsville (2-1 second half, 10-15 overall) will return home Thursday night for a non-league contest against the High Point-Thomasville Locos at Hooker Field. First pitch on ‘Bark in the Park’ night is scheduled for 7 p.m.