8 straight wins for the FredNats
From the FredNats:
In front of 5,000+ fans for the second time in three days, the FredNats won their 8th straight game 6-2 over the Lynchburg Hillcats in the series opener between the two North Division rivals. Fredericksburg led 4-0 after one inning and never looked back to move eight games over .500 for the 2nd time this year.
Lynchburg struggled mightily to find the strike zone in the 1st, and bases-loaded walks to Leandro Emiliani and T.J. White scored the first two runs. Then, a two-run double by Geraldi Diaz smacked a two-run double to make it 4-0.
Lynchburg scored its first run of the game against Dustin Saenz in the 3rd, but Saenz stranded six men on base in six innings, and wins his third game of the season.
The FredNats were held off the scoreboard until the 7th when Jeremy De La Rosa drove in two runs with a single up the middle with the infield drawn in. It was 6-1 at that point, and the game ended 6-2.
Brendan Collins got a hold, pitching two innings in relief, allowing just one unearned run. Orlando Ribalta finished off the win with a scoreless 9th.
Despite losing by four runs, Lynchburg out-hit the FredNats 10-4. The Hillcats left nine total men on base in the game.
The two teams will take a day off Tuesday and continue the series on Wednesday night in Fredericksburg. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.