Mustangs break single season franchise attendance record, beat HiToms 11-3

Updated August 03 2014

With a crowd of 3,471 Mustangs fans crammed into Hooker Field, the Mustangs lit up the scoreboard Saturday night and gave them something to cheer about with an 11-3 beat down over the High Point Thomasville HiToms. In the final home game of an up-and-down season at Hooker Field, the Mustangs sent the home fans out in style and broke the franchise single-season attendance record in the process.

Max Beermann started the game on the mound, throwing eight innings and allowing just two earned runs in the process. Beermann improved to 3-3 on the season and also served as the designated hitter, leading off an eventful sixth inning with a triple off the right-field wall. He scored one pitch later on a Ryan Hissey single, the first of four runs in the sixth that pushed the Martinsville lead to 7-3.

Mustangs third baseman Nick Rotola filled out the box score with a 3-5 performance, knocking in a five runs and stealing his 25th base of the season, while shortstop Matt Petrizzi scored three runs in a 2-3 outing.

Phil Maton (1-2) took the loss for the HiToms in the last of 12 meetings between the West Division rivals. After an off day on Sunday, the Mustangs will finish out the season in Forest City on Monday with a doubleheader against the Owls.

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Brian Gardner