The Hagerstown Suns are tearing down old adages one by one.
On Thursday, they proved sometimes it is how you start and not how you finish.
The Suns produced a exciting six-run rally in the ninth inning against Lexington. The only problem was Hagerstown was down 10 runs at the time as the Legends hung on for a 10-6 victory before 1,855 fans at Municipal Stadium.
"We didn't do much early in the game to help us out late," Suns manager Mike Ramsey said. "We swung the bats well, but we didn't do much until the last inning, and then we got three hit batters and two walks. (Lexington's pitcher) helped us out a bit."
The Suns (5-12) had eight hits through the eighth inning but were never able to convert in the clutch to drive in runs. Hagerstown stranded 11 runners while going scoreless into the ninth, usually by making outs by hitting balls right at Lexington's fielders.