Hillcats Snap 4-Game Skid, Beat Frederick 8-4
Lynchburg - The Hillcats snapped their four-game losing skid, scoring four runs in the sixth en route to an 8-4 win over Frederick Friday night in front of a capacity crowd of 5,652 fans at Calvin Falwell Field.
Frederick had taken its first lead of the game 4-3 by scoring three runs in the top of the sixth. But Will Skinner's two-run homer off the video board in right-center field gave the Hillcats a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the frame. Lynchburg tacked on two more runs in the sixth, then another in the eighth for the 8-4 final.
Skinner's homer was his team-leading sixth of the season. Jarett Miller (4-6) earned the victory after holding the Keys to four runs on eight hits in 6.2 innings. He struck out five and only walked one. Alex Wilson tossed the final 2.1 innings without allowing a run to improve to a perfect 8-for-8 in save opportunities. Jimmy Yacabonis (0-2) took the loss after surrendering four runs on three hits and two walks in 1.1 innings of relief. Dylan Bundy, the top prospect in the Baltimore Orioles organization, started on the mound for the Keys and pitched 4.2 innings, allowing four hits, three runs and striking out three. Bundy is working his way back from last June's Tommy John surgery. Lynchburg improved to 9-3 against the Keys this year, which includes a current streak of five straight wins. The Hillcats remain in first place of the second-half standings with an 8-7 mark since the All-Star Break, which is one game ahead of both Potomac and Wilmington at 7-8.