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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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Hillcats Extend Player Development Contract with Indians

September 10, 2018 - Lynchburg, Va. - The Lynchburg Hillcats are thrilled to announce a two-year extension of the club's Player Development Contract (PDC) with the Cleveland Indians. The agreement will keep the Hillcats an Indians affiliate in the Carolina League through the 2020 season. "Since our partnership with Cleveland began, we have had nothing but positive interaction with our parent club," said Hillcats President, Chris Jones. "We are proud to continue this relationship, and play a role in helping these ... Full Story

Hillcats Eliminated After 6-2 Loss to P-Nats

September 10, 2018 - Woodbridge, Va. - The Carolina League second half North Division Champion Lynchburg Hillcats were eliminated from postseason play with a 6-2 loss to the Potomac Nationals on Sunday. The loss ends Lynchburg's back-to-back championship hopes, as the club dropped the decisive Game 5 in the series to the Nationals. Potomac will now play the Buies Creek Astros for the Carolina League Mills Cup Championship. With Potomac leading 2-1 in the bottom of the eighth, Aldrem Corredor blasted a grand sl... Full Story

Hillcats Split de Facto Double-Header, Look to Extend Season in Decisive Game Sunday

September 8, 2018 - Woodbridge, Va. - The Lynchburg Hillcats split a de facto double-header in their postseason series with the Potomac Nationals on Saturday, winning the first game, resumed after being suspended on Friday, 6-4, and dropping the regularly-scheduled contest, 7-4. With the split, the Carolina League North Division Series is tied at 2-2, setting up a win-or-go-home scenario with the decisive game on Sunday. Resumed Game - CLDS Game 3 The contest picked up with one on and one out in the top of... Full Story

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