Butterflies would normally be no match for the 6-foot-6, 240-pound John Sneed.
But the fluttering in the stomach of the Hagerstown Suns pitcher didn't subside until the last out of the game.
Despite his case of the jitters, Sneed (15-2) held Macon to just one run on three hits in 6 2/3 innings Thursday night, but narrowly escaped with the win. A win which set the Suns franchise record for most wins in a season.
The Hagerstown bullpen gave up three runs in the eighth, but held on as the Suns (32-29) notched their ninth win in 10 games, 5-4, before 1,523 fans at Municipal Stadium.
"I heard the rumor, but I hadn't looked it up myself," said Sneed of his record-setting victory. "It feels great, but I was nervous. I was more nervous than I think I've ever been. Marty (Pevey, Hagerstown's manager) and I usually share a bottle of Rolaids, but I took the last three tonight."