Aug 5, 2012
Zebulon, N.C. — The Lynchburg Hillcats scored nine runs over the final four frames to break open a 10-2 win over the Carolina Mudcats on Saturday night at Five County Stadium. The Mudcats have been outscored a combined 14-1 from the sixth inning on in the two games of the series.
A crowd of 4,051 watched Jordan Cooper (6-5) pitch five solid innings for Carolina (21-21, 53-59). He held Lynchburg (21-21, 60-52) to a run on four hits before the Hillcats muscled up the right-hander in the sixth. Cooper was chased from the game after allowing three runs on five hits in the swing inning.
Cody Martin (12-7) was hit early by Carolina before settling in to deal six innings. Tony Wolters led off the first with a deep fly ball to right that was dropped by Adam Milligan. The mistake allowed Wolters to hustle all the way to third. He scored on a single to center by Bo Greenwell, but that would be all the Mudcats could muster against Martin. The right-hander held Carolina to the unearned run the rest of the way, while allowing five hits.
The Hillcats scored twice more in the seventh thanks to an error and a base hit by Chris Garcia for a 6-1 lead. Things unraveled for the Mudcats in the ninth. Lynchburg crossed home for times on three hits, aided by two walks and three wild pitches, for a 10-2 edge.
Tony Wolters singled in Anthony Gallas in the seventh to finish the scoring for the Mudcats. It was the 100th hit of the season for the 20-year-old.
The Mudcats will try to avoid a sweep at the hand of the Lynchburg Hillcats tomorrow at 2 p.m.