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Hillcats Blow Big Lead, Rally to Beat Blue Rocks

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Lynchburg - The Hillcats blew a 5-run lead late in the game but then rallied to edge Wilmington 10-9 for their fourth straight win.

 

Lynchburg again built a big early lead before losing it.  The Hillcats led 8-3 until the Blue Rocks exploded in the seventh for six runs.
       Matt Fields got it started with the solo shot to right, Brett Eibner added a two-run blast.
       Tied at 8, Blaine Sims'  pitch in the dirt got away, allowing the sixth run of the inning to score, Wilmington grabbed a 9-8 lead.
           But the 'Cats rallied bottom of the seventh, Chris Garcia stroked his third hit, a double to left that scored Edward Salcedo all the way from first to tie the game at 9.
            Lynchburg got a huge break on what should have been out number three when Fields dropped the throw to first allowing the go-ahead run to score.
            Salcedo went 3-for-3 for the Hillcats and scored four runs.
            Lynchburg goes for the three-game series sweep over Wilmington Friday night.

 

 

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