From the Hillcats:
LYNCHBURG, VA – The Lynchburg Hillcats moved into sole possession of the Carolina League second-half Northern Division wild card playoff spot with a 3-2 win over the Winston-Salem Dash Monday night at City Stadium. For the second straight night the Hillcats scored two unearned runs in a one-run win. David Rohm had three hits and scored the winning run in the game. Ryan Hinson was again dominant in his start for the Hillcats despite taking a no decision.
After starting the night 3-for-3, Rohm worked a two-out walk in a tie game in the eighth inning. He stole second base then scored when Joey DeMichele airmailed a throw to first after a ground ball that would have ended the inning. It was the third error committed by Winston-Salem (23-26, 61-58) in the game and second by DeMichele.
Hinson made it six straight quality starts to begin his career in the Atlanta Braves organization with a six-inning, one-run effort for the Hillcats (20-26, 56-59) Monday. He allowed six hits and a pair of walks while striking out six batters, which included him striking out the side in the third to strand the bases loaded. He took a no decision, exiting with the game tied at 1-1 after six frames.
The Dash took advantage of Hinson's departure; snapping the tie with a run in the very next inning. Carlos Perez came out of the pen and walked Martin Medina on four pitches before leaving with an apparent injury. Brandon Cunniff (1-0) was called on in a pinch and, after a sacrifice bunt, allowed an RBI-double by Joey DeMichele to put Winston-Salem up 2-1.
The Hillcats tied the game when Danny Castro picked up his first hit as a Hillcat, a double down the left field line, to plate Elmer Reyes. Reyes led off the inning with an infield single and advanced to second on a ground out by Trent Moses before scoring on the double.
That run snapped a five-inning scoreless streak. The teams traded runs in the first when the Dash scored on a sacrifice fly in the op half before an infield single and error allowed the ‘Cats to tie it in the home half.
Robert Fish allowed a leadoff single in the ninth but retired the next three to secure his second save of the season. Joseph Dvorsky (1-2) gave up the deciding run in the eighth inning to take the loss for Winston-Salem.
The season-series finale is set for 7:05pm on Tuesday night at City Stadium. Gates open at 6pm and general admission tickets are just $4, courtesy of ABC 13. A.J. Holland (4-8, 4.79) gets the start for Lynchburg against Braulio Ortiz (0-1, 7.43) for the Dash.