Hillcats win Carolina League Championship

It’s a chilly night in October. The year is 2012. Pittsburgh fans are going crazy…for baseball? The Pirates are taking on the Red Sox in the World Series. The Red Sox are leading 5-3 in the 8th inning of a key seventh game. Andrew McCutchen, Lastings Milledge, and Pedro Alvarez are on the bases with two outs. Jonathan Papelbon comes in to the game to close it out for the Red Sox. Stepping up to the plate? Jordy Mercer....

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De los Santos drives Lynchburg to a 2-0 lead

Before the Lynchburg Hillcats game tonight, I noticed Bryan Morris sitting by himself charting pitches. Morris was joined by Rudy Owens the previous night, a victory by the Hillcats, but Owens was on the mound this night. I asked Morris if he was holding down the fort by himself, and he responded that no one would join him because they were too superstitious. I don’t think a Jose de los Santos walk off home run is going to...

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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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