Gastonia Rallies To Down Mustangs

Updated July 03 2015

The Grizzlies rallied to beat Martinsville 5-3 Friday night at Sims Legion Park in front of 4,137 fans.

The attendance was the fourth 4,000-plus crowd of the season.

Gastonia (3-1, 20-12) trailed 3-1 before scoring four runs in the seventh to come from behind and take the victory from the Mustangs.

Jackson Mims (East Carolina) went 1-for-2 with two RBI and Casey Scoggins (Tampa) was 1-for-4 with two RBI.

Logan Cook (UNC Pembroke) pitched seven innings for his fourth win on the mound, allowing three runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts and one walk.

Ethan Wortkoetter (Presbyterian) picked up his second save with two scoreless innings of relief.

The Grizzlies travel to High Point-Thomasville Saturday.

Winners of the CPL West Division first-half championship, Gastonia clinched a postseason berth on July 29. The Petitt Cup playoffs begin Aug. 5 featuring the top eight teams in the league in best-of-three, first-round series.

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 111 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 and follow us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball..


Derek Smith