Indians affiliate trying to extend VA’s dominance in CL finals

The 2015 Carolina League postseason begins this week, and the first round will include the Lynchburg Hillcats (Indians) taking on the Wilmington Blue Rocks. Should Lynchburg advance, they will play for the Mills Cup, the Carolina League’s version of the World Series. A win would not only give the Hillcats their 3rd title in 7 years, but it would extend Virginia’s dominance in the Carolina League.

Dominance, you ask? There are three VA teams in the league-the Woodbridge-based Potomac Nationals (Nationals), Salem Red Sox (Red Sox), and the aforementioned Hillcats. Since 2008, not only have all 3 teams won a title, but they have combined to win 6 of the last 7 Mills Cup titles. In 2007, the then-Salem Avalanche went to the Mills Cup finals and lost, but since then:

CAROLINA LEAGUE CHAMPIONS SINCE 2008:

2008-Potomac

2009-Lynchburg

2010-Potomac

2012-Lynchburg

2013-Salem

2014-Potomac

2015-???

All Virginia based teams! For good measure, the 2009 runner-up was Salem, and the 2013 runner-up was Potomac.

Let’s see if the Hillcats can continue our state’s dominance and make it 7 of 8 champions this time around.

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