The Martinsville Mustangs and head coach Brandon Nania have announced the additions of right-hander Will McEntire and catcher Dylan Leach from the University of Arkansas to the 2022 roster.
McEntire, a redshirt sophomore from Bryant, Arkansas, did not appear in any game for the Razorbacks in 2021 but started one contest on the mound and came out of the bullpen in another as a freshman in 2020. In those two appearances, McEntire secured a 1.12 ERA and finished with a 1-0 record after working 8.0 innings, allowing only one run and striking out seven. The righty was also ranked as the No. 5 RHP and 10th overall prospect in the state of Arkansas by Perfect Game coming out of Bryant High School.
Leach, a sophomore catcher from Carthage, Texas, has played in eight games for Arkansas so far in 2022 after appearing in 17 games with 10 starts and a .257 average with one home run and four RBI during the 2021 season. Leach, ranked as the fifth-best catcher in the state of Texas and the No. 36 catcher in the country by Perfect Game, decided to forgo his senior season at Carthage High School to enroll early at Arkansas.
The Razorbacks currently sit at 18-4 on the season, 5-1 in SEC play and are ranked No. 2 in the latest NCAA polls. This also marks the third consecutive season in which the Mustangs will have multiple players from Arkansas join the summer roster.
Martinsville will open its 18th season in the Coastal Plain League on the road on Thursday, May 26 against the Tri-City Chili Peppers before returning to Hooker Field for the 2022 home opener on Friday, May 27. Click here to purchase your season tickets.