MARTINSVILLE, VA - Gavin Arsenault, a senior left-handed pitcher on the baseball team, has been picked up by the Martinsville Mustangs of the Coastal Plain League.
Arriving in Virginia late on Friday, Arsenault saw his first action in Game two of a double-header versus Edenton Steamers in Edenton, NC. Arsenault pitched two innings, striking out four and allowing five earned runs before a crowd of 703. The Mustangs won the game 14-7.
The Coastal Plain League has rapidly grown to be among the premier summer collegiate baseball leagues in the country. The CPL prides itself on creating a professional, minor league-like atmosphere for all its players, coaches, umpires, and fans each and every summer!
Celebrating its 23rd season in 2019, the CPL proudly features 16 teams across Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Many of the CPL teams play in former minor league stadiums and cities, as well as in newly constructed stadiums that meet Class A standards. Teams in the CPL play in front of large crowds of passionate fans throughout the summer months - as league attendance has averaged above 550,000 fans over the last five seasons. Players come from all over the country to take part in the best summer collegiate baseball experience each year.
With a 52-game schedule (running from late-May to mid-August), annual Pro Scout Day and All-Star Game, and championship playoffs system, the Coastal Plain League prides itself in returning players to their respective schools as better, well-rounded individuals who can instantly help their program succeed on and off the field; as well as be successful at the next level of baseball.
The Coastal Plain League has seen over 1,500 alumni drafted by Major League teams; and even more impressive is that the CPL has had 122 alums who have made it to the Majors. Some of the most notable alumni include former AL MVP, Cy Young winner and 2017 World Series champion Justin Verlander, Ryan Zimmerman, Chris Taylor, Mark Reynolds, Kevin Youkilis, and NFL Super Bowl XLVIII champion quarterback Russell Wilson.
Arsenault will join former Beaver Baseball alum Taylor Lockhart ('18) who is an assistant for the Mustangs.
For more on the CPL and to watch live games, go to coastalplainleague.com