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Sunwall retires, Jones takes over in Lynchburg

A mainstay in Lynchburg baseball has announced his retirement, as Lynchburg Hillcats (High-A; Carolina League) President and CFO Paul Sunwall is stepping down after 35 years in the front office. He will be replaced by Chris Jones, an experienced executive who most recently served as the general manager of the Sugar Land Skeeters (independent; Atlantic League). (more…)

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Lynchburg, Cleveland sign four-year player development contract

The Lynchburg Hillcats (High Class A; Carolina League) and the Cleveland Indians signed a four-year player development contract (PDC), though the 2018 season. The Cleveland Indians had previously been affiliated with the Carolina Mudcats (High Class A; Carolina League) in a relationship dating back to the franchise’s roots in Kinston, beginning in 1987. The Hillcats […]

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Fate of Lynchburg Hillcats still cloudy

Though Wilmington voters rejected a new-ballpark plan that would have brought the Lynchburg Hillcats (High Class A; Carolina League) to North Carolina, the team’s long-term future at Calvin Falwell Field is far from assured. There may have been some premature celebration among Hillcats fans when the ballpark referendum went down in Wilmington. Two things are […]

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After overwhelming defeat at polls, don’t look for MiLB in Wilmington any time soon

After Wilmington (N.C.) voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposed property-tax hike for a new waterfront ballpark, elected officials and baseball people say there probably will be no further efforts to bring MiLB to the city. The proposal was for a new ballpark funded by taxpayers: $31 million for the ballpark and $6 million for the land. […]

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Sweetening the pot in Wilmington

Whether this sways any voters remains to be seen, but it looks like a proposed new ballpark in Wilmington (N.C.) could attract outside investors, as a development firm say it will build next to the Carolina League facility if approved. The developer, Charlotte-based South Street Partners, is pitching high-end residential and retail space if voters approve […]

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