The Lynchburg Hillcats swept a doubleheader over the Carolina Mudcats Wednesday night with a 5-3 win in game one and a 5-4 comeback win in the nightcap. Kyle Kubitza hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning of game two for the win while Josh Elander had RBI hits in both games to extend his hitting streak to nine games. The win extends the Hillcats winning streak to a season-best eight games and lowers the magic number to eight for the Hillcats to secure a playoff spot.
The Hillcats batted around in the third inning of game one for the decisive four-run frame. David Rohm and Elmer Reyes each delivered RBI-doubles while Trent Moses and Cory Brownsten each had RBI-singles in the inning. Levi Hyams got the scoring started for Lynchburg with an RBI-double in the previous inning.
Trailing by a run and down to their final out in game two, Daniel Castro eked out an infield single before Kubitza crushed a homer over the right field wall to flip the script and give the Hillcats the lead and eventual win. It was the second final-inning comeback in as many days for the Hillcats.