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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Lynchburg Hillcats 9/14 Video Recap

Due to YouTube not working the other night, I wasn’t able to upload the videos from Lynchburg’s victory on Monday. I also didn’t get the complete start by Justin Wilson, missing the first inning (thanks to a lumber truck that was driving 10 MPH in front of me over the mountain, with no chance of passing him for a 1-2 mile stretch). I’ll have the analysis after the recap. The recap includes: -Justin Wilson,...

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Hillcats take game one of the Carolina League Championship Series

When you see a 9-2 game, you don’t think “wow, what a close one”. It was just that for the Lynchburg Hillcats tonight, who ended up defeating the Salem Red Sox in the first game of the Carolina League Championship Series by a score of 9-2. At least it was close up until the seventh inning. Going in to the top of the sixth inning, the Hillcats held a 3-2 lead, when Justin Wilson ran in to a jam, with runners at first...

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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 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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