Hillcats beat Potomac 5-2

Hillcats beat Potomac 5-2

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - One of the big reasons the Hillcats have the best record in the Carolina League this season is great pitching and long outings from their starters.

They got that again last night against Potomac. Aaron Civale goes seven innings, allowing just four hits and two runs, striking out eight in Lynchburg's 5-2 win over the Nationals.

And the two runs came after a ball that's normally caught in the outfield got lost in a driving rain.

Lynchburg was clinging to a 3-2 lead until the seventh when Claudio Bautista lines a two-out rbi single to center that scores Anthony Miller and Sam Haggerty, who stole his league-leading 45th base, 5-2 Hillcats.

Civale earlier took a shot on the leg but recovered, still got the out at first.

He improves to 11-2 on the season, tying teammate Triston McKenzie for most pitching wins in the Carolina League this season.

Lynchburg goes for the three-game sweep Thursday night in the Hillcats' final regular season home game of the year.

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