Winning ball games has not been a walk in the park for Charleston this season.
But the Alley Cats took advantage of walks at Municipal Stadium Friday night, snapping a four-game losing streak with an 8-2 win over Hagerstown in a South Atlantic League game before 482 chilly fans.
Charleston did what the Suns were unable to do. Both teams were issued eight free passes, but three of the Cats' walks came around to score.
According to Suns manager Rolando Pino, it was a matter of percentages.
"Walks will kill you every time," said Pino. "Well, 95 percent of the time they'll kill you."
One reason Hagerstown (8-6) was unable to take advantage of its free passes was the effectiveness of Charleston's 18-year-old starter, Jimmy Gobble (2-1), who fanned eight hitters in six innings of work.