Kevin Ahrens hit his league-leading 41st double of the year, and Jose Martinez and Sean Godfrey each notched an RBI Monday, but the Lynchburg HIllcats fell to Myrtle Beach in the regular-season finale at TicketReturn.com Field, 3-2.
With Lynchburg leading 2-1 with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, Ryan Cordell hit a grand slam to left field to catapult Myrtle Beach to a 5-2 victory at TicketReturn.com Field Saturday night.
The Potomac Nationals (75-57, 37-26) were shut out for the second straight night at Frawley Stadium on Friday evening as the Wilmington Blue Rocks (64-69, 31-34) earned a 2-0 victory in the Game Five series finale.
Salem scored four times in the fourth to create a 4-0 lead, but Frederick furiously fought back, jacking three homers in their final three offensive innings and soaring to a 6-4 victory on Friday night at Harry Grove Stadium.
The Potomac Nationals (75-55, 37-24) clinched a 2014 second-half Carolina League Northern Division Championship at Frawley Stadium by beating the Wilmington Blue Rocks (62-69, 29-34) in Game One of a doubleheader on Wednesday evening by the final score of 3-0.
Two errors in the ninth inning opened the door for the Hillcats, trailing 4-3 in the final frame, but Lynchburg stranded the tying run at third base and fell to Carolina in the series opener of a four-game set Tuesday night.
Blake Brown went 2-for-3 with an RBI double, but Lynchburg’s losing streak increased to eight Friday night as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans used two different four-run frames to claim an 8-2 victory over the Hillcats in the series opener at Calvin Falwell Field.
Lynchburg couldn’t halt its skid Wednesday night, as the Hillcats dropped both ends of a doubleheader against Potomac to move its losing streak to seven games.
The Salem Red Sox tasted defeat for the first time since August 6 on Tuesday night, as Winston used one big inning to snap Salem’s eight-game winning streak.
Jose Martinez provided the game-winning hit, driving home Eric Garcia from second base in the ninth inning, to complete a three-run comeback and give the Hillcats a 4-3 victory at BB&T Ballpark Wednesday night.
Carlos Asuaje launched a three run home run off Cody Scarpetta in the bottom of the seventh to give the Salem Red Sox a three run lead which they would not relinquish.
The Salem Red Sox took a 4-0 lead after five and a half innings and held on the rest of the way for a 4-3 victory over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at TicketReturn.com Field Friday night.
Kevin Heller singled in Reed Gragnani with the bases loaded in the bottom of the tenth inning to give the Salem Red Sox a 4-3 victory over the Carolina Mudcats at LewisGale Field Thursday night.
The Potomac Nationals (58-49, 20-18) and Myrtle Beach Pelicans (66-43, 22-19) took 16 innings to complete their series-ending contest at Pfitzner Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. The
A pitchers duel took a turn in favor of the Lynchburg Hillcats in the eighth inning today. The Lynchburg Hillcats batted around the order, scored five runs to break a 2-2 tie, and went on to beat the Frederick Keys 8-3.
Royce Bolinger and Jorge Alfaro both hit homer runs as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans beat the Salem Red Sox 4-2 at LewisGale Field Saturday night.
The Lynchburg Hillcats defeated the Wilmington Blue Rocks 6-4 tonight, winning their third in a row. Justin Bloxom went 3-for-3 with a two-run double, leading the offense for the Hillcats. Meanwhile, Jarett Miller tossed his seventh quality start in his last eight appearances, allowing just one run over six innings.
Will Lowman pitched four scoreless innings out of the bullpen, lifting the Waynesboro Generals to a 5-4 win over the Winchester Royals at Kate Collins Field Saturday night.
The Potomac Nationals (49-40, 11-9) bested the Frederick Keys (42-48, 10-13) by the score of 7-5 in a seesaw hitfest on Saturday evening at Harry Grove Stadium in the second game of a four-game road series.
The Salem Red Sox scored five runs after the sixth innings to get within a run, but fell 9-8 to the Frederick Keys at LewisGale Field on Monday night.
The Potomac Nationals (44-37, 6-6) were blanked by the Wilmington Blue Rocks (39-43, 6-8) in a shortened series Game Two that was completed in seven innings at Frawley Stadium on Wednesday evening in 4-0 fashion.
Ryan Merritt lived up to his all-star game starting pitcher status Friday night, surrendering just an earned run in seven and a third innings in the Carolina Mudcats 4-2 victory over the Salem Red Sox at LewisGale Field.
The Salem Red Sox beat the Carolina Mudcats 2-1 at LewisGale Field Thursday night. Ryan Dent smashed a Clayton Cook pitch off the left field wall in the bottom of the ninth to score pinch runner Jose Vinicio to give the Sox their fourth walk-off win of the season.
The Lynchburg Hillcats scored more runs than any other team this season at Frawley Stadium in their 11-7 victory over the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
Press conference with UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor and players Artie Lewicki, Daniel Pinero and Joe McCarthy following the Cavs’ 3-2 loss in the championship game of the 2014 College World Series.
What UVA ace Nathan Kirby endured Monday night in Game 1 of the 2014 College World Series was Rick Ankiel-like, Steve Blass-like.
UVA pitching coach Karl Kuhn had a simple message for starting pitcher Josh Sborz.
UVA baseball coach Brian O’Connor and players Robbie Coman, Artie Lewicki and Josh Sborz talk with reporters after the Hoos defeated Ole Miss, 4-1, on Saturday to advance to the College World Series FInals.
RebelGrove.com is reporting that senior lefthander Jeremy Massie will get the start tonight for Ole Miss in its elimination game against UVA in the College World Series.
Ideally, heading into Friday night, with Virginia having a chance to win its way to the CWS Finals, Brian O’Connor would have Artie Lewicki on the mound in the first inning, but having already thrown four innings this week, at best he will be available for an inning or two on the back end.
It’s 2-1 TCU in the second inning, and UVA pitching coach Karl Kuhn is on the mound talking with starting pitcher Brandon Waddell with reliever Whit Mayberry in the bullpen.
Daniel Pinero hit a liner to deep center with one out in the bottom of the 15th, and pinch-runner Thomas Woodruff tagged up and scored from third with the winning run for UVA in a dramatic 3-2 College World Series win over TCU on Tuesday.
Assessing UVA’s chances to win it all this year, it comes down to this: if O’Connor can get the same output from his offense that he has been getting the past four weeks, and the starters continue to put up dominating, innings-eating efforts on the mound, the Cavs have to be the pick to win it all.
Middle relief has been the weak link for UVA baseball’s run toward a national title in recent weeks, even as UVA coach Brian O’Connor has done his best to mask the issue with the front door of his bullpen.