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Lynchburg Hillcats expected to stay after Wilmington stadium nixed


LYNCHBURG, VA (LYNCHBURG NEWS & ADVANCE) -- A potential deal to move the Lynchburg Hillcats minor league baseball team to Wilmington, N.C. was shot down by voters there Tuesday.

In February, the Hillcats dropped a bombshell on area baseball fans — if the citizens of Wilmington, N.C., would agree to help build a new stadium there, the Atlanta Braves would buy the Hillcats and move them south before the start of the 2014 season.

“Now we can plan on being status quo, and continuing with the Carolina League staying in the Hill City,” Hillcats general manager Paul Sunwall said.


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