Lynchburg - The Hillcats believe strong pitching and speed on the basepaths will be two of their real strengths this year as they enter Thursday's home opener against Frederick.
The Braves number one prospect, 19-year-old Lucas Sims, is scheduled to start Thursday night's opener against Frederick. Center fielder Kyle Wren is another young player to watch, the 22-year-old the Braves' 18th-ranked prospect and the son of Atlanta Braves General Manager Frank Wren.
Kyle Wren, LYNCHBURG HILLCATS CENTER FIELDER, said "I've always been the leadoff type hitter and so my job since my freshman year in high school all the way through college and now pro ball has always been to get on base and try to manufacture runs."
Patrick Scoggin, HILLCATS RELIEF PITCHER (2012 VT GRADUATE), said "I'm actually staying with my aunt and uncle who live in town and my parents are only about an hour and a half away so I'll have a lot of family coming to the games. So it'll be a good time."