Lynchburg, VA- The Hillcats picked up their fourth straight win, tying
their best streak from last season, 6-2 behind five first inning runs and a
seven strikeout performance by starter, Aaron Northcraft. The 'Cats staff struck
out 12 batters in total and surrendered two runs for the third straight game.
The Hillcats now have scored a total of 25 runs to their opponents nine.
Lynchburg's RHP Aaron Northcraft started the game with four
consecutive balls to lead-off man, Jackie Bradley Jr. However, that was one of
the few troubles he would face throughout the night. His counterpart, LHP Manny
Rivera, couldn't say the same. Rivera didn't make it through the first inning in
his first appearance of the season.