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Longtime Indians coach Dennis Malavé tabbed (again) as manager

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Lynchburg, Va. – The Lynchburg Hillcats, in conjunction with the Cleveland Indians, proudly announced the 2021 coaching staff that will be led by Dennis Malavé. Manager Dennis Malavé was tabbed as manager last season before the pandemic canceled the 2020 season. Tony Arnold will return to Lynchburg as the Hillcats'

We're Back! Hillcats Announce 2021 Schedule

February 18, 2021

Lynchburg, Va. – Don’t call it a comeback, Hillcats have been here for years as they announce the 2021 Schedule. The Lynchburg Hillcats finally begin play at Bank of the James Stadium on Tuesday, May 4th against the Fredericksburg Nationals**! Opening Night will include the highly anticipated Baby Southpaw bobblehead

MLB Announces Minor League Baseball Teams

February 12, 2021

Teams Will Be Part of New Model to Better Serve Fans, Players and Clubs Minor Leagues to Include Player Salary Increases, Modernized Facility Standards and Reduced Travel MLB Preserves High-Level Baseball in Communities, Expands MLB-Supported Baseball Major League Baseball today announced that all 120 Minor League Clubs offered an invitation

Hillcats Receive Invitation from Indians

December 9, 2020

Lynchburg, Va.- The Lynchburg Hillcats are pleased to announce they have been formally invited by the Cleveland Indians to become their new Low-A affiliate. Once full details are revealed, the Hillcats will be evaluating the proposal to confirm it meets the necessary criteria for the team, the fans, and the

Hillcats to Host Dogwood District Senior Game

July 26, 2020

Lynchburg, Va.- The Lynchburg Hillcats are pleased to announce the Dogwood District Senior Game that will take place at 6:00 pm on Sunday, August 2nd at Bank of the James Stadium. “After the success of the Ronnie Roberts Classic and seeing the impact the game had on not only the

Minor League Baseball Season Called Off Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

June 30, 2020

Lynchburg, Virginia — Minor League Baseball announced this afternoon that the 2020 baseball season, including that of the Lynchburg Hillcats, has been officially canceled due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. “These are unprecedented times for our country and our organization as this is the first time in our history that

Carolina League Cancels 2020 All-Star Game

May 5, 2020

Lynchburg, Va. - The 2020 Carolina League All-Star Game presented by Central Virginia Sports Commission has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lynchburg Hillcats were scheduled to host the event June 23, 2020.

Hillcats to hold Opening Day at home

April 13th event features fun-filled and interactive content for fans
April 10, 2020

Lynchburg, Va. - In lieu of an Opening Day at the newly named Bank of the James Stadium, the Lynchburg Hillcats are slated to host a social media based event aimed at giving Hillcats fans some virtual baseball fun.  

New coaching staff to guide HIllcats in 2020

Longtime Indians coach Dennis Malavé tabbed as manager
March 3, 2020

Lynchburg, Va. - The Lynchburg Hillcats, in conjunction with the Cleveland Indians, proudly announced an all-new coaching staff Tuesday.Leading the club in 2020 will be manager Dennis Malavé. Owen Dew will join the team as the Hillcats' pitching coach, Grant Fink will take over as the club's hitting coach and

Hillcats announce brand-new partnership with Coca-Cola

Legendary company to serve products and bring excitement to City Stadium
February 19, 2020

Lynchburg, Va. - The Lynchburg Hillcats are thrilled to reveal a new deal that will make Coca-Cola beverages available as the family friendly choice at City Stadium.  The new collaboration brings a wide range of drink options, including both fountain and bottle Coke products at concessions around the ballpark. The brand

Hillcats unveil jam-packed 2020 promotional schedule

Bobbleheads return, $2 Tuesdays and community involvement highlight All-Star season
February 10, 2020

Lynchburg, Va. - The Lynchburg Hillcats, A-Advanced affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, have revealed their all-new 2020 promotional schedule filled with live music, giveaways, fireworks and fan friendly deals for the upcoming Hillcats season at City Stadium.

Maura Sheridan joins Hillcats as new broadcaster

Lynchburg adds Vermont native after a year in Fayetteville
February 5, 2020

Lynchburg, Va. - On National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the Lynchburg Hillcats are pleased to announce the hiring of Maura Sheridan as the first female broadcaster in team history. Sheridan, 23, will serve as the Hillcats' play-by-play voice for all 140 games and as the media liaison for the club.

Save Minor League Baseball Task Force Co-Chairs Trahan, McKinley, Rose, and Simpson Lead Introduction of Congressional Resolution Supporting Minor League Baseball

The Hillcats are strongly against MLB's proposed elimination of 42 MiLB teams
January 29, 2020

Lynchburg, Va. -  The Lynchburg Hillcats would like recognize the bipartisan resolution introduced by the Save Minor League Baseball Task Force co-chairs in Washington, D.C. today.Please see the belowdocument for full details on the proposed resolution, in an effort to keep the current minor league structure rather than proceed with Major

All-Star Classic highlights Hillcats' 2020 schedule

Central Virginia Sports Commission presents first Lynchburg All-Star game since 1995
October 9, 2019

Lynchburg, Va. -  The Lynchburg Hillcats, A-Adv. affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, have announced their 2020 Carolina League schedule, which begins on Thursday, April 9 in Salem, for a four-game series against the Red Sox. Lynchburg's home opener is slated for Monday, April 13 against another North Division rival in the

Hillcats to host 2020 Carolina League All-Star Classic

Central Virginia Sports Commission presents first Lynchburg All-Star Game since '95
June 19, 2019

Lynchburg, Va. - The Lynchburg Hillcats, Advanced-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, are excited to announce that the team will be hosting the 2020 Carolina League All-Star Classic. Presented by the Central Virginia Sports Commission, the game will take place at City Stadium on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The Hillcats are currently

Alvarez added to Arizona Fall League roster

Right-hander becomes sixth 2019 Hillcat to join Mesa Solar Sox
September 23, 2019

Lynchburg, Va. -  Right-hander Manuel Alvarez has been added to the Cleveland Indians Arizona Fall League roster in 2019. Alvarez will join fellow Indians farmhands Gavin Collins, Brock Hartson, Kirk McCarty, Nolan Jones and Jonathan Teaney as a member of the Mesa Solar Sox. The Solar Sox are a team comprised

Karinchak makes MLB Debut, becomes 182nd Hillcat to make majors

Right-hander struck out 45 batters in 27 innings with Lynchburg in 2018
September 16, 2019

Lynchburg, Va. -  Former Lynchburg Hillcats right-hander James Karinchak made his Major League debut for the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, September 14, against the Minnesota Twins. He entered the game in the eighth inning and fired 1.1 scoreless frames, striking out three of the four batters he faced. The Twins beat

Sulser makes MLB debut, becomes 181st Hillcat to make majors

Former Tribe farm hand pitched for the Hillcats in 2016
September 11, 2019

Lynchburg, Va. -  Former Lynchburg Hillcats right-hander Cole Sulser made his Major League debut for the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, September 6, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He entered the game in the eighth inning and pitched a scoreless frame, including a strike out of the first hitter he faced

Teaney added to Arizona Fall League Roster

Right-hander becomes fifth 2019 Hillcat to join Mesa Solar Sox
September 11, 2019

Lynchburg, Va. -  Right-hander Jonathan Teaney has been added to the Cleveland Indians Arizona Fall League roster in 2019. Teaney will join fellow Indians farmhands Gavin Collins , Brock Hartson , Kirk McCarty and Nolan Jones as a member of the Mesa Solar Sox. The Solar Sox are a team comprised

Hillcats Preisdent Chris Jones receives Monster and BODYARMOR deal

Beverage companies to sponsor Hillcats' leader for the first time
February 21, 2020

Lynchburg, Va.- Being both the President and General Manager of a minor league baseball team takes a lot of energy, but Chris Jones will always be ready to go thanks to a pair of sponsorship deals with Monster Energy and BODYARMOR.BODYARMOR collaborates with some of the biggest sports stars in

Haggerty makes MLB debut, becomes 180th Hillcat to make majors

Former Hillcats utility player was a Carolina League All-Star in 2017
September 11, 2019

Lynchburg, Va. -  Former Lynchburg Hillcats infielder and outfielder Sam Haggerty  made his Major League debut for the New York Mets on Wednesday, September 4, against the Washington Nationals. He entered the game as a pinch runner in the ninth inning. The Mets beat the Nats, 8-4, at Nationals Park.

Lynchburg blanked in 2019 season finale

Hillcats shut out for the 15th time in defeat
September 2, 2019

Lynchburg, Va. - The Lynchburg Hillcats dropped the final game of the 2019 season on Monday, falling 3-0 to Winston-Salem.Lynchburg (62-73, 30-38) caps the campaign with a season-high 11 games below the .500 mark with the loss to the Dash (72-61, 34-35). The Hillcats posted their worst record since the 2011

Allen goes deep twice in Dash win over Hillcats

Pujols goes deep for the Hillcats in the loss
September 1, 2019

Lynchburg, Va. -  The Hillcats fell behind early in their Sunday matinee against the Winston-Salem Dash and never recovered, dropping the third game of the series 10-3. Lynchburg (30-37, 62-72) falls in its penultimate game of the season to Winston-Salem (33-35, 71-61).

Hillman Throws Gem In Hillcats Victory

Extra base hits power offense
August 31, 2019

Lynchburg, Va. -  The Hillcats took game two of the four game set, 6-1, using shutdown pitching to secure the win.Lynchburg (30-36, 62-71) moves to 9-9 against Winston-Salem (32-34, 70-60) this season with the victory.

Big eighth propels Dash past Hillcats in series opener

Mota goes a career-high seven innings in the start for the Hillcats
August 30, 2019

Lynchburg, Va. -  In the first game of the final series of the season for the Lynchburg Hillcats, the team's bullpen gave up a chunk of runs late to allow the Winston-Salem Dash to win, 5-1.Lynchburg (29-36, 61-71) falls to 8-9 in the season series with Winston-Salem (32-33, 70-59) in the loss.