The Hillcats had a down week as they were only able to muster two wins in six games. The Hillcats pitching really struggled this week giving up five or more runs in all but one game. Meanwhile at the plate the Hillcats bats were able to put runs on the board scoring three or more in four of their six games this past week. The Hillcats series against Fredericksburg was disrupted due to rain as they were only able to get in four games. The four games were all apart of doubleheaders and therefore only went seven innings. None the less Lynchburg is sitting at .500 with a record of 14-14.

Day-by-Day

5/5 W 10-7 vs Fredericksburg
5/5 L 1-9 vs Fredericksburg
5/8 L 1-6 @ Fredericksburg
5/8 L 5-6 @ Fredericksburg
5/10 L 6-7 @ Down East
5/11 W 4-1 @ Down East

Prospect of the Week

1B Will Bartlett (5/17 2 HR, 2B, 6 RBI, 5 R, 5 BB .294/.455/.706)

Bartlett has shown all year his defensive abilities while struggling at the plate. Last week he began to hit up and this week he broke through at the plate. His two home runs this week ties him as the team leader for the season. Bartlett will be a name to watch going forward if his offensive game continues to improve.

Who’s Hot

CF Jorge Burgos (5/15, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 8 BB – .333/.565/.467)

Burgos was walked an impressive eight times this week to go along with fantastic numbers at the plate. He only struck out four times. His discipline at the plate helped the Hillcats stay in numerous games this week.

P Rodney Boone (6 IP, 8 Ks, 1 H 0 ER)

Boone was dominate in his appearance against Down East on May 11. He worked through six innings only allowing one hit on 76 pitches. He threw 52 strikes and earned his first win of the season.

Who’s Not

P Trenton Denholm (4.1 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 Ks, BB)

Denholm struggled in his four inning start this week. He threw 52 strikes but couldn’t sit many batters down which led to four runs coming across to score.

2B Jake Fox (3/23, RBI, BB – .130/.167/.130)

Fox struggled mightily at the plate this past week. He’s excelled at getting on base this year, but could only do so four times this past week. Fox struck out 10 times this past week.

Transactions

5/8/22 – Lynchburg Hillcats placed SS Carson Tucker on the 7-day injured list.

5/6/22 – Lynchburg Hillcats placed RHP Reny Artiles on the 7-day injured list

Up Next

5/12- 5/15 @ Down East

5/17- 5/18 @ Salem

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