Lynchburg Hillcats 9/13 Video Recap

The Lynchburg Hillcats won the Northern Division Championship Series on Sunday night, beating the Wilmington Blue Rocks in the fifth game of a best of five series. This was largely due to a great outing from starting pitcher Bryan Morris. The 2009 season has been a rough one for Morris. He started the year with a shoulder injury. He returned from that and struggled in his first two months back, with just three of his ten starts in...

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Lynchburg beats Wilmington, advances to championship

One thing was consistent with the Lynchburg Hillcats in this best of five series with the Wilmington Blue Rocks: good pitching. That started last Wednesday as Justin Wilson pitched five innings, allowing four runs, but only one earned. The Hillcats allowed seven runs in the first game, with most of those due to errors. They allowed seven more runs the rest of the series, winning three of the next four games. On Thursday it was Rudy...

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Lynchburg Hillcats even series thanks to Tony Sanchez HR

Last night the Lynchburg Hillcats went to extra innings with the Wilmington Blue Rocks, and missed taking the lead twice on fly balls to the warning track. Frawley Stadium, home to the Blue Rocks, is one of the most pitcher friendly stadiums in the Carolina league, thanks to a very spacious outfield, including a deep left field (see picture here). So when Tony Sanchez came up tonight in the top of the 8th inning, with the score tied...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/4/09

Today’s Prospect Feature: Brett Lorin had pitched just 10 innings in relief in college ball going in to the 2008 season with Arizona. He transfered to Long Beach State, where he received more playing time, and put up a 2.61 ERA. That was enough for the Seattle Mariners to take him in the 5th round of the 2008 MLB draft, giving him a $170 K signing bonus. Lorin signed quickly, allowing him to put up a 3.96 ERA and a 61:25 K/BB...

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Bryan Morris Video Recap

Bryan Morris was taken by the Dodgers in the first round, 26th overall, in the 2006 draft. A 2007 scouting report by Baseball America, who had him ranked as the #12 prospect in the Dodgers’ system at the time, stated that Morris’ fastball was around 93-94 MPH before going down with Tommy John surgery. The injury caused him to miss the entire 2007 season. Morris returned in 2008, again listed as the number 12 prospect in...

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