Lynchburg Hillcats clinch Carolina League playoff berth

lynchburg hillcatsLucas Sims pitched six scoreless innings, and David Peterson tossed the final three to preserve a 2-1 victory for Lynchburg at TicketReturn.com Field Sunday night.

With Frederick losing both games of a doubleheader Saturday, Lynchburg’s win (34-34, 68-70) clinched the team a postseason berth for the third straight season.

Lynchburg plated both of its runs in the third inning. Johan Camargo doubled to open the stanza, and Yenier Bello singled him to third. Blake Brown brought in the first run of the game with a 4-6-3 double play. Emerson Landoni followed with a ground-rule double. After back-to-back walks by Sean Godfrey and Kevin Ahrens, Jose Martinez picked up an RBI on a single to right, giving the Hillcats a 2-0 lead.

Sims (8-11) only allowed two hits and struck out four over six frames in his final start of the regular season. He retired nine in a row at one point, and both hits came from Ryan Cordell. Luis Parra (10-7) took the loss after allowing two runs in 2.2 innings. David Peterson tossed the final three innings and only allowed one run to earn his second save of the season.

Myrtle Beach’s lone run came in the eighth inning. Cordell tripled over the head of Will Skinner in right field and scored on an RBI groundout by Royce Bolinger. Cordell finished the contest 3-for-4 with two triples.

Lynchburg concludes its regular-season slate Monday night at 5:05 p.m. Jarett Miller (8-9, 4.06) is expected to start for the Hillcats against lefty Victor Payano (5-8, 4.78). The Hillcats On-Deck Show presented by Amtrak Virginia will begin on 97.9 The Planet at 4:40 p.m.



augusta free press
augusta free press news

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Buy here.

AFP Business

As professional consultants, Augusta Free Press LLC provides clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia and beyond with marketing and PR solutions including website design, SEO, TV/radio, video work, branding and logos, social media and overall marketing campaign design and implementation. Augusta Free Press LLC was founded in 2002.

Web Design

Augusta Free Press has designed more than 800 websites for clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia. We take care of all facets of web design – visual design, layout design, content development and SEO. Short on staff? We’ll work with you to update your AFP-designed website in a timely manner or train your staff to make changes.

Marketing/Social Media Management

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.

Graphic Design

Augusta Free Press will help you take your vision to the next level. From branding and logos to print materials, our team will work with you to develop products to showcase your business. From brochures and rack cards to full-color magazines or print/digital ads, we’ve got you covered.

Event Planning/Fundraising

Augusta Free Press will help you plan the best event for your organization. From an open house or anniversary to a 5K or Pay Per View, we can handle it all. Looking for training for your sales staff? We can help energize your employees or board. Need ideas to raise more money? Let us help you plan a successful event. Want to hold a news conference or need help with a press release? We can do that too.

Click here for more.