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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Interview with Tony Sanchez

The Pittsburgh Pirates surprised everyone when they took Tony Sanchez with the fourth pick in the 2009 draft. Sanchez was the 32nd rated prospect according to Baseball America rankings, and the thought at the time was that the Pirates would be better served to select one of the top high school arms in the draft. They took Sanchez, he signed right away, and quickly started to silence his critics, going on to hit for a .316/.415/.581...

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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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Lynchburg Hillcats 9/10 Video Recap

Last night I wrote my recap of the Lynchburg Hillcats vs Wilmington Blue Rocks game, in which Lynchburg won 1-0 and tied the best of five series at 1-1. As promised, here is the video recap of the event, with every pitch thrown by the Hillcats pitchers. Rudy Owens made the start and went six innings. Matt McSwain, Ramon Aguero, and Ronald Uviedo all pitched scoreless innings to close out the game. The recap, then some analysis...

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