Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/9/09
Lynchburg Hillcats vs Wilmington Blue Rocks
The Lynchburg Hillcats lost the first game of their best of five series against the Wilmington Blue Rocks, losing by a score of 7-1. Justin Wilson had a strong start, but ran in to trouble, giving up four runs in the second inning. Three of those runs were unearned, thanks to errors from Jordy Mercer and Alex Presley. Overall, Wilson went five innings, allowing four runs (one earned) on six hits, with no walks and nine strikeouts.
Jordy Mercer made up for his error with a solo homer in the bottom of the 6th. Noah Krol pitched two shutout innings to keep the Hillcats alive, but Harrison Bishop allowed three runs in the top of the ninth, putting the game out of reach. Chase d’Arnaud
, Josh Harrison, and Tony Sanchez
each went 0 for 4.
Lynchburg and Wilmington play game two tomorrow night in Lynchburg. Rudy Owens
takes the mound for the Hillcats.
The World Cup
went 1 for 3 with two strikeouts in South Africa’s 15-0 loss to Spain.
Florida Instructional League