August 11, 2015

Five years ago today, the Lynchburg Hillcats scored 17 runs in a game in Frederick, Md. as their inaugural season as an Indians affiliate was coming to a close.

This thrashing of the Keys (Baltimore Orioles) pitching staff was spearheaded by the 3-6 portion of the lineup, who combined for a 1.636 OPS while scoring ten runs and driving in 13. Here’s a look at their individual stat lines:

CF Clint Frazier – 3-6, 3 R, 2 2B, 4 RBI
1B Joe Sever – 4-6, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI
LF Dorssys Paulino – 2-5, 3 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI
RF Mike Papi – 3-5, 1 R, 3 2B, 3 RBI

Other notable offensive performances included multi-hit, multi-run efforts from the top of the lineup (DH LeVon Washington – two of each – and 3B Paul Hendrix – also a pair of hits, but with three runs in his case).

The pitching staff was also stellar, with starter Dace Kime hurling six stellar frames, allowing only one earned run on four hits while striking out four and walking none (although there were a couple of wild pitches). Justin Brantley followed with a perfect seventh, needing only ten pitches (half of them strikes). Antonio Romero allowed the only other run in the eighth before Trevor Frank completed the domination with a scoreless ninth.


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