Joe Sever’s three hits, three RBI power Lynchburg Hillcats

lynchburg hillcatsJoe Sever recorded three hits and three RBIs to lead the Hillcats to an 8-4 win over the Carolina Mudcats to snap a five-game losing streak on Saturday night at City Stadium. David Speer pitched two innings of relief to earn his first win as a Hillcat.

 

FOUR IN THE FIRST

Lynchburg sent all nine batters to the plate in the first inning and the first five reached base as the Hillcats jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Clint Frazier hit a RBI single that scored Greg Allen, who was hit by a pitch to lead off the game to make it 1-0. Joe Severfollowed up with a RBI fielder’s choice that sored Yhoxian Medina who walked in his first at-bat to extend the lead to two.Dorssys Paulino followed with a triple that scored Sever from first and put Lynchburg up 3-0. Eric Haase rounded out the frame with a RBI single that drove in Paulino from third.

AUDIO: Paulino RBI triple

AUDIO: Haase RBI single

 

SEVER DOUBLES UP

In the second inning, Medina singled and Frazier doubled to give the Hillcats runners at second and third base with one out. Joe Sever smacked a double to left field to drive in both runners and put the Hillcats up 6-0.

AUDIO: Sever RBI double

 

CUTTING THE LEAD IN HALF

In the top of the third, Johan Camargo walked to lead off the frame, Connor Lien reached on a fielding error by Ivan Castilloand Tanner Krietemeier singled load the bases for the Mudcats. Dustin Peterson recorded a sacrifice fly to center and Carlos Franco roped a two-RBI double that cut the Hillcats lead in half, 6-3.

 

ADDING ON INSURANCE

In the bottom of the fourth, Lynchburg scored a run when Frazier came home from third as Dorssys Paulino grounded into a double play to make it 7-3 Hillcats. Lynchburg plated one final run in the bottom of the eighth as Mudcats pitcher Carlos Salazarwalked three straight batters including one to Mike Papi with the bases loaded to make it 8-4.

 

KEEPING UP WITH THE CATS

Hillcats outfielder Greg Allen made his Hillcats debut on Saturday night…The switch hitter went 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and a stolen base…Luis Lugo got the start for the Hillcats, but pitched just 4 1/3 innings and allowed four runs, one earned, on six hits while walking two and striking out three in a no-decision effort…David Speer pitched two innings of relief to earn his first win as a Hillcat…Speer allowed three hits over two innings and struck out two…He has not allowed a run over his last 19 appearances spanning 25 innings dating back to his time in Lake County

 

UP NEXT

Lynchburg looks make it two in a row against the Carolina Mudcats on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. It will be Randolph College night at City Stadium. Gates will open at 1 p.m. Fans can tune in to the action on ESPN Virginia 93.3 FM and 1320 AM as well aswww.lynchburg-hillcats.com beginning at 1:40 p.m. for the Hillcats On-Deck Show.



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