Lynchburg - Edison Sanchez's two-run double in the 8th broke a 3-all tie to help power the Hillcats to a 6-3 victory, completing a series sweep of Frederick at Calvin Falwell Field Thursday afternoon. It's the first series sweep by the Hillcats this season against any opponent and improved Lynchburg's record to three games over .500 at 28-25. The victory stretches the Hillcats' winning streak to a season-high five games, they've now won eight of their last nine.
Alex Wilson (3-1) earned the victory with a 1-2-3 eighth inning that included a strikeout. Ryan Kelly picked up his second save of the series by working a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout. Kelly continued his incredible streak of retiring all 15 batters he has faced in the Carolina League, and Wilson extended the Hillcats’ longest active scoreless streak to 12 innings pitched.
Lynchburg hits the road for a four-game series at Winston-Salem beginning Friday at 7 p.m.