jump to example.com

McKenzie, DeMasi dominate in 4-0 Hillcats shutout

Triston McKenzie struck out 10 in seven innings before turning the ball over to Dominic DeMasi, who struck out three batters as part of two perfect frames to complete a 4-0 victory Friday night at City Stadium.

lynchburg hillcatsWith the win, Lynchburg tied the best-of-three Northern Division Championship Series, 1-1. That means whoever wins Game 3 of the NDCS at City Stadium Saturday at 6 p.m. will claim the series. Earlier Friday, the Carolina League announced that the Mills Cup Championship Series had been canceled due to Hurricane Irma. Because of that, the winner of NDCS Game 3 will become Carolina League co-champion with Down East. The Wood Ducks clinched the Southern Division Championship Series at Myrtle Beach Friday.

Mitch Longo went 3-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. His first hit was a leadoff single in the second. He scored three batters later on a Sicnarf Loopstok RBI groundout. The Hillcats tallied another run in the third when Longo’s two-out single drove in Andrew Calica, who had a two-out single of his own in the frame.

Leading 2-0, Longo singled to open the sixth. Connor Marabell reached on an intentional walk with one out. Loopstok singled to right field to plate Longo, and Ka’ai Tom doubled to knock in Marabell and make it 4-0.

Carolina League Pitcher of the Year McKenzie earned the win with his seven scoreless innings. It marked the ninth time he went seven innings in a start this year but his first in which he did not allow a run. The right-hander fanned 10 batters, including two apiece in the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh stanzas. He only surrendered two walks and three hits. DeMasi retired all six batters he faced in the eighth and ninth. He registered three strikeouts, including back-to-back batters to end the game.

Lynchburg hosts the decisive NDCS Game 3 Saturday at 6 p.m. The Hillcats have not announced their starting pitcher yet. Frederick is expected to send Reid Love (6-4, 3.71) to the mound. The game can be heard live at www.lynchburg-hillcats.com.

   
Discussion
 
Highlights

Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Cliff Hyra

Chris Graham interviews Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Cliff Hyra.

Another new poll gives Northam big lead in Virginia governor race

One Virginia governor race poll released yesterday had Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie tied.

Poll: Trump unpopular in Virginia

President Donald Trump is well under water among Virginia voters, according to new poll results released by the University of Mary Washington.

The Petty Hearts bring Tom Petty tribute to Wayne Theatre on Sept. 22

Tom Petty tribute band The Petty Hearts are coming to the Wayne Theatre on Friday, Sept. 22.

Virginia Chili, Blues n' Brews Festival set for Saturday

The Virginia Chili, Blues n' Brews Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday in Downtown Waynesboro.

Events Calendar

Upcoming events in the Shenandoah Valley, Central Virginia and statewide from the Augusta Free Press Events Calendar. Don't see your event listed? Email augustafreepress2@gmail.com.

UVA alum Chris Long to donate first six NFL game checks to fund scholarships

The Chris Long Foundation announced today that Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long will donate his first six game checks of the 2017 NFL season to fund two scholarships in his hometown of Charlottesville.

Game Preview: VMI, Chattanooga look to get back on track on Saturday

VMI knew the 2017 football season was going to be a rebuilding year. Chattanooga, coming off a playoff appearance in 2016, had its usual high expectations.

Game Preview: UVA has a chance at Boise State

Vegas and the ESPN Power Index don’t give UVA much of a chance to win at Boise State on Friday night.

Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: First look at UVA-Boise State

Chris Graham and Scott German take a first look at the UVA-Boise State game set for Friday night.

Web Design, Marketing

Augusta Free Press LLC provides clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia and beyond with marketing and PR solutions including web design, TV/radio, social media and overall marketing campaign design and implementation.

   
Recent Posts
   
Your One-Stop Media Shop
Augusta Free Press LLC provides clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia and beyond with marketing and PR solutions including web design, magazine/brochure, TV/radio, social media and overall marketing campaign design and implementation.
  • Web Design

    You want a new website, but don’t have the first clue as to how to build one. That’s our job. We take care of all facets of web design – visual design, layout design and content development. Get your business online for as little as $1,299.
    Learn more about AFP Web Design services.
  • Graphic Design

    The staff at Augusta Free Press Publishing has been recognized by the Virginia Press Association for excellence in layout and design. Whether you need a fresh business card design, rack card, ad, flyer or full magazine design, we can help with all your graphic-design needs.
    Learn more about AFP Graphic Design services.
  • Marketing

    Augusta Free Press manages advertising campaigns for small- and medium-sized businesses across Virginia. You don’t need to hire a full-time marketing coordinator. Bring the experience of the Augusta Free Press team to work for you – for a fraction of the cost.
    Learn more about AFP Marketing services.