Wood Brilliant Again; Record Crowd At Lynchburg

Braves Minor League Report: Sunday

Sunday, May 19, 2013 - by David Jenkins

The community of Lynchburg could easily be ready to wash its hands of the Atlanta Braves. Even though they are the home of the club's Advanced Class A club, the entire off-season was spent with the Braves unsuccessfully wooing Wilmington to build them a stadium.

Instead, fans are flocking out to watch a dynamic Hillcats squad that currently holds a two-game lead in the Carolina League Northern Division. That number hit a City Stadium record high 5,840 Friday night to witness the Hillcats' second walk-off win in three days, 7-6 over Carolina.

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The rash of injuries have led to a number of questions, direct and otherwise, about the status of last year's No.2 pick, Alex Wood.  The University of Georgia  product started Sunday for Class AA Mississippi and again was next to unhittable.

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Mississippi starter Alex Wood allowed three earned run in six innings Sunday, raising his season ERA over 1.00. But his six innings of solid work earned the Braves' No. 2 pick of 2012 his third win in another romp by first-place Mississippi.

SUNDAY'S GAMES

CLASS AAA

Louisville @ Gwinnett (16-27), ppd.

CLASS AA

Mississippi 9, Jacksonville 3                  17 total hits. 

WP: Wood (3-2) 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 BB,  5 K.

Schlehuber 3-3, 2 HR (3rd, 4th), 4 RBI, HBP; Salcedo 2-2, HR (4th), RBI; Gosselin 2-3; Pedroza 3-4, 2 R; La Stella 2-3, R..

ADVANCED CLASS A

Carolina 6, Lynchburg 2

LP: J. Miller (3-2) 6 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K.
Beckwith 1-4, 2B; McGill 2-4, 2B, R, RBI (.625); Reyes 2-4; Weaver 1-4, RBI.

CLASS A

Asheville @ Rome (22-17), ppd.


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