Sometimes, seemingly insignificant events end up paying huge dividends.
So Robbie Meyer legged out an infield single in the eighth. Big deal.
But when the 70-foot single comes in the eighth inning of an doubleheader nightcap, it's huge. Meyer's hustle turned into the winning run Wednesday night as the Hagerstown Suns took a 2-1 victory for a sweep of the Charleston Alley Cats. Brian Knoedler's RBI double in the 11th gave Hagerstown a 3-2 win in the opener.
"It was a pitching-dominated doubleheader," Suns manager Mike Ramsey said. "You don't know what play it will take to end it."
Meyer cued a Jeromie Spillman pitch off the end of the bat for a slow roller to short.
"I knew I had a good chance of beating it out," Meyer said. "It was hit just hard enough to get past the third baseman and make the shortstop throw on the run. I needed every inch of my 34-inch bat for that one."