Hillcats Beat Blue Rocks 4-3 in Rain-shortened Game
Lynchburg - Heavy rain came at an opportune time for the Lynchburg Hillcats Thursday night as the Hillcats beat Wilmington 4-3.
Trailing 4-3 entering the top of the 6th, the Blue Rocks took the lead with three runs, two coming on a Zane Evans rbi single. Right after the Blue Rocks took the lead, heavy rain forced the umpires to suspend play. After about 45 more minutes of a steady downpour, the umpires called off the game. Problem is, these teams don't play again the rest of the season so there's no time in the schedule to resume play. With that in mind and the game being called in the middle of an inning, the Carolina League office confirmed late Thursday night that the final score reverts back to the last completed inning.
That would be the fifth when Lynchburg led 4-3 before the Blue Rocks scored three runs in the top of the sixth. The Hillcats, though, had no chance to bat in the sixth. So it goes down as a five-inning win for Lynchburg 4-3, the Hillcats tie idle Potomac for first place in the Carolina League's Northern Division.