The Hagerstown Suns tried to knock off two invincible foes in one game.
The Suns figured out a way to handle Cape Fear this week. But the weather, that's a different story.
Hagerstown pulled out every fundamental trick possible to snatch a rain-shortened game.
Instead, the Suns were forced to score a run in the fifth to preserve a rain-suspended 2-2 South Atlantic League tie Thursday at Municipal Stadium.
"That was crazy," Suns manager Marty Pevey said. "Have you ever seen so much bunting and hit-and-runs in your life? I told the guys that we wanted to get a run early, take the lead and hand it over to Clayton (Andrews). We figured with the weather, we were stepping on the field already playing the fifth inning."
A slight drizzle had already started by the time Andrews took the mound to start the game. It was a top priority to get the game in before the rain because this was Cape Fear's last regular-season visit to Hagerstown.