William Beckwith set the tone from the start with a solo homer in the first inning, as the Lynchburg Hillcats marched on to a 10-3 win over the Carolina Mudcats. The Hillcats homered three more times, including one more blast from Beckwith as they snapped a three-game losing streak this week on the road. Four home runs set a new record for an opposing team against the Advanced-A Carolina Mudcats (formerly a Double-A franchise before 2012) in a single game.
The Lynchburg Hillcats were held scoreless until the seventh inning as they lost 12-3 to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans tonight. Matt Lipka broke up the shutout with a two-run homer in the seventh inning. The Hillcats offense racked up 11 hits, but went 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position. The loss completed a three-game sweep for the Pelicans over the Hillcats this week.
The Lynchburg Hillcats dropped a second consecutive game for the first time since dropping three in a row to the Salem Red Sox April 18-21 tonight. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans defeated the ‘Cats 8-2. The Hillcats were retired in order in six of their nine chances at the plate, as they dropped the second game of their current week-long road trip.
Neither starter surrendered a run in a pitchers duel tonight between the Lynchburg Hillcats and Myrtle Beach Pelicans. The ‘Cats fell 3-1 with all four runs scoring in the seventh frame. Kellin Deglan delivered the game-winning hit, a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh off reliever Ryan Woolley. Starter Greg Ross threw the first five innings scoreless, but took a no-decision for the Hillcats.
The Lynchburg Hillcats scored four runs in the first and four in the sixth to take Sunday’s rubber match, 9-4, over the Wilmington Blue Rocks. Matt Lipka led off the Hillcats offensive ballgame with a home run and David Rohm had three hits, falling a home run shy of the cycle, in the win. Jarett Miller picked up his third win in as many starts since joining the rotation.
The Lynchburg Hillcats walked off on the Wilmington Blue Rocks, 3-2, Saturday night on a wild pitch that allowed David Rohm to score from third. The wild pitch capped off a three-error inning by the Blue Rocks to allow the Hillcats to score the tying and winning runs. A.J. Holland went 6.2 innings and gave up two runs in a no-decision for the Hillcats.
The Lynchburg Hillcats didn’t give up a hit until the eighth inning, when the Wilmington Blue Rocks used two hits to push a run across that proved to be the difference in a 1-0 final. James Hoyt did not allow a hit through six innings, facing just one over the minimum. It was his first start of the season and second of his career.