Will Skinner rolled into second base and he immediately gestured to Hillcats manager Luis Salazar in the third-base coach’s box. Skinner pointed toward where his ball hit off the video board above the right-field wall and wanted Salazar to make an argument that Skinner’s hit was a home run and not a double.
Without the benefit of instant replay, the umpires had to rely on what they saw transpire on the field. Skinner’s double was ruled a home run and suddenly the offensive floodgates open for the ’Cats in the sixth inning against the Keys. Lynchburg scored four times in the frame and rolled to an 8-4 victory before a capacity crowd of 5,652 at City Stadium.
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