Lynchburg quickly turned around their tough first week with a pair of wins against the Shorebirds last Thursday, then took two more of the next three before dropping a pair against the Mudcats. The first win of the season was an impressive one as all nine hitters reached base successfully and the pitching staff struck out 18 while walking two. Things did end on a bit of a dud as they were outscored 12-2 over the last two games against Carolina.
Prospect of the Week
Dayan Frias (8/19, 2R, 3 RBI, 4 BB, SB – .421/.542/.421)
Frias put together three multi-hit games this week with a particularly impressive game on the 14th when he scored two, knocked in two and walked once in addition to his two singles. Always an on base machine, Frias is second the team in OBP behind Tolentino for the season at .429.
3B Milan Tolentino (7/16, 3 RBI, 3 BB , K, 2 SB .438/.526/.438)
Tolentino is now riding a five game hitting streak including two multi-hit games this week. He knocked in runs on the 15th and 19th giving him five RBI in the young season.
SP Rodney Boone (9 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 17 K)
Boone made the start for the Hillcats during their first win of the season, striking out eight in four innings. He allowed just one walk, three hits and one earned run in the effort. He made his second start on April 20th, going five and striking out nine while allowing one run on three hits. With three starts under his belt, he now leads the team in strike outs (19) and ERA (2.70).
SP Trenton Denholm (3 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 5 BB, 3 K)
After being on the hot list last week, Denholm made the start last Saturday and completely fell apart. He gave up four runs in the first before being saved by a baserunning blunder to get out of the inning then allowed two more in the second.
C Richard Paz (0/8, 3 BB, 2 K, .000/.333/.000)
Paz went hitless over the week and is now 2 for 19 for the season, although he does at least have one home run in those two hits.
4/18 – Zach Pettway to 7 day IL
4/21-4/24 @ Carolina
4/26-4/27 vs Salem