Mustangs Announce 2013 Schedule
The Martinsville Mustangs announced the release of their 2013 schedule. The schedule is highlighted by three Fireworks Shows for the first time in franchise history! The first Fireworks Show will be held on Friday, May 31st vs. the Petersburg Generals. The huge Independence Day Celebration Fireworks Show will take place Friday, July 5th vs. Morehead City and the Mustangs will host a final Fireworks Extravaganza on Friday, August 2nd.
2013 marks the first year that the Franchise is being run by Team Cole & Associates who manage the Gastonia Grizzlies & Forest City Owls in the Coastal Plain League.
"Our first goal was to deliver an action packed schedule with our first year in Martinsville," said President/Managing Partner Jesse Cole. "Not only did we add extra games this year, we plan to make every game an event at Hooker Field this season! We plan to add even more promotions and excitement to the ballpark, so if fans aren't at a game, they may miss something special."
The Mustangs home opener is Wednesday, May 29th against the Florence RedWolves.
The Mustangs will host two special exhibition games on Saturday, June 29th and Monday, July 22nd against the Kernersville Bulldogs of the Carolina/Virginia League.
The schedule includes five of the popular "Thirsty Thursday" games as well as thirteen weekend games.
"The response to season tickets this year has been amazing," said Cole. "While many of the best seats in the Stadium have been taken, there are still some great reserved seats available. For more information fans can visit the new Mustangs website at www.martinsvillemustangs.com or call the Mustangs Director of Fun at 704-689-5864.
The Mustangs are a member of the Coastal Plain League, the nation's hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 17th season in 2013, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. Further more,the CPL has had over 1,000 alumni drafted and 57 alums - including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander - make their Major League debut thus far.
For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to friend them on Facebook (at www.facebook.com/coastalplainleague) and follow via Twitter (as CPLBaseball).