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Hentges, Mejia, Added to Tribe's 40-Man Roster

November 26, 2018 - Lynchburg, Va. - The Cleveland Indians have announced that they have added Sam Hentges and Jean Carlos Mejia to their 40-man roster. Both Hentges and Mejia pitched for the Hillcats in 2018. After missing most of the 2017 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Hentges, 22, was Lynchburg's Opening Day starter last year. The former 4th round draft choice in 2014 made 23 starts with the Hillcats, posting a 6-6 record with a 3.27 ERA, ranking second-best in the Carolina League. A native ... Full Story

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Elmore Sports Group Named 2018 Organization of the Year by Ballpark Digest

November 23, 2018 - Lynchburg, Va. - Elmore Sports Group, the ownership group of the Lynchburg Hillcats, was named the 2018 Organization of the Year by Ballpark Digest. Ballpark Digest selected the Elmore Sports Group for this award due to the collective success of the seven teams it owns and operates, as well as guiding three different franchise shifts. "We are proud of all our teams. Most of our teams have been members of the Elmore Sports Group for more than 30 years," said Elmore Sports Group Chairman, Dave ... Full Story

Hillcats Announce Game Schedule for 2019 Season

November 21, 2018 - Lynchburg, Va. - The Lynchburg Hillcats, A-Adv. affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, have announced their 2019 Carolina League schedule, which begins on Thursday, April 4 in Myrtle Beach, A-Adv. affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, for a four-game series against the Pelicans. Lynchburg's home opener is slated for Monday, April 8 against Route 460 rival, the Salem Red Sox, A-Adv. affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The 140-game 2019 schedule consists of 70 home games at City Stadium, 39 of which are wee... Full Story

Sheffield Makes MLB Debut, Becomes 173rd Hillcat to Make Majors

September 21, 2018 - Lynchburg, Va. - Former Lynchburg Hillcats pitcher, Justus Sheffield, made his Major League debut for the New York Yankees on Wednesday, September 19, against the Boston Red Sox. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 10-1 win for New York, and induced a game-ending double play. The Tullahoma, Tenn. native was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 1st Round of the 2014 MLB Draft out of Tullahoma High School. On July 31, 2016, Sheffield was traded to the New York Yankees in a pack... Full Story

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