Lynchburg - Three different Hillcats banged out three hits each and Lynchburg held off a late Carolina rally to win 5-4 Monday night at Calvin Falwell Field.
Jose Martinez went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs for the Hillcats. Emerson Landoni also had a 3-for-4 night with an rbi, while Eric Garcia went 3-for-5 and scored two runs.
Cody Scarpetta (3-2) went five innings in his fifth start to earn the win, holding Carolina to one earned run on three hits while striking out six. Mauricio Cabrera and Nate Hyatt each registered holds to preserve the lead for Alex Wilson, who tossed the final 1.1 innings to notch his ninth save of the season.
Game two of the series is Tuesday night, 7:05, at Calvin Falwell Field.