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Blue Rocks roll to first Mills Cup since '99

Lugo, other young Royals arms stay dominant through Game 5
September 14, 2019

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina -- Tad Ratliff would like to make this a habit.The right-handed Kansas City prospect was on the mound for the final pitch of the Carolina League season, completing another pitching masterpiece for the Class A Advanced Blue Rocks."It's just so cool to throw the last pitch of

Blue Rocks cap comeback, advance

Wilmington to play for Mills Cup after Lugo strikes out 10
September 8, 2019

If the Carolina League semifinals proved anything, it was that home-field advantage was paramount. After losing the first two games in Salem, Class A Advanced Wilmington completed a comeback for the ages.Royals left-hander Rito Lugo struck out 10 over six innings as the Blue Rocks defeated Salem, 6-3, on Sunday

Rays' Ryan leads Pitchers of the Week

Charlotte right-hander set career mark with 13 K's in latest gem
August 12, 2019

Joe Ryan has kept the K's coming all summer long. His latest -- and perhaps most dominant -- effort has earned him more than an improved stat line. The Rays' No. 16 prospect has been named Florida State League Pitcher of the Week after fanning a career-best 13 batters over

Kwan, Lugo claim weekly awards for August 5-11

Hillcats outfielder, Blue Rocks southpaw lead Carolina League in several categories
August 12, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (August 12, 2019) - During the week of August 5-11, no hitter posted a better batting average than Lynchburg's Steven Kwan, and no pitcher logged more innings without giving up a run than Wilmington's Rito Lugo. As a result, Kwan has collected his first career Player of the