Lynchburg, VA(WFXR)- Former Lynchburg Hillcats General Manager Ronnie Roberts passed away this afternoon at age of 70. Roberts got a special sendoff two weeks ago in Lynchburg as he is going to North Carolina for hospice care. Roberts has been battling prostate cancer since 2008. Roberts had a 28-year career in Minor League Baseball – all with the Hillcats. He was hired in 1991 to be the Head Groundskeeper, following a tenure in the insurance and banking industries. He served as Assistant General Manager for the Hillcats from 1993-2015, and has been the General Manager of the club from 2016-2018.