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 Frederick Keys.
The 2020 Carolina League All-Star Classic will take place on Tuesday, June 23 at City Stadium. It will be the first time Lynchburg has hosted the event since 1995. Details and ticketing information for the All-Star Classic will be released at a later date.
Lynchburg will host their popular Independence Day celebration at City Stadium on Saturday, July 4, entertaining the defending Carolina League Champion Wilmington Blue Rocks, in the opener of a three-game series. Other key home dates include Mother's Day on Sunday, May 10 against Salem, and Father's Day on Sunday, June 21 in the first half finale against Frederick. The Hillcats are also home for Memorial Day on Monday, May 25 versus the Blue Rocks, as well as Labor Day on Monday, September 7 against the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, which also marks the final game of the regular season.
By month, the Hillcats will play 10 home games in April, 13 in May, 13 in June, 14 in July, 16 in August and four in September.
Different from last season, the Carolina League reshuffled its scheduling to allow clubs the opportunity to play more divisional contests. Overall, 74 of the Hillcats 140 games come against North Division competition in 2020, compared to just 55 in 2019.
Of those 74 in-division games against the CL North, the Hillcats will play Wilmington a team-high 22 times in 2020 (13 home and nine away). Lynchburg will face off with Frederick 18 times (10 home and eight away), Salem 17 times (six home and 11 away), and Fredericksburg (formally Potomac) a total of 17 times (six home and 11 away).
Lynchburg's 66 non-division games will consist of a CL South-high 18 versus the Carolina Mudcats, (eight home and 10 away). The Hillcats will square off with Winston-Salem 13 times (seven home and six away), Myrtle Beach 13 times (seven home and six away) and Fayetteville 13 times (10 home and three away). Lynchburg's least frequent opponent in 2020 is Down East, as the two club's will match up just nine times (three home and six away).
All game times at City Stadium in 2020 will be announced at a later date. A printable version of the Hillcats' 2020 schedule can be found here and is also attached to this release.
2020 Season Ticket plans are on sale now. For tickets or more information, visit lynchburg-hillcats.com
, call 434-528-1144, or visit the City Stadium Box Office.
The Lynchburg Hillcats are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The Hillcats are eight-time Carolina League Champions, having most recently won the Mills Cup Championship in 2017. The Hillcats play their home games at City Stadium, which has been home to Minor League Baseball in Lynchburg since 1940. Visit the Hillcats online at Lynchburg-hillcats.com, and follow the Hillcats on Twitter (@LynHillcats), Instagram (@LynHillcats) and Facebook (Lynchburg Hillcats). For more information about the Lynchburg Hillcats, please contact Max Gun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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