Lynchburg, VA- The Hillcats snapped their three game
losing streak in walk-off fashion. Not in the way you would suspect. An RBI
fielder's choice was the final play as new Hillcat Tim Smith becomes a hero in
the 4-3 victory.
Each team threatened but neither could plate a run until the
ninth. Ahmed reached base with his second single of the day with one out. A
stolen base and wild pitch to Tommy La Stella allowed Ahmed to get to third. The
Pelicans eventually intentionally walked La Stella to set-up a force play. Tim
Smith was up with runners on the corners and the infield in. Smith was sawed-off
by a Jimmy Reyes fastball. Smith's bat broke and flew towards Santiago Chirino
at second. Chrinio tug La Stella on the softly hit ball, but Chrinio
couldn't get the ball out of his glove in time to get a hustling Smith. Ahmed
scored to end the gave and give the Hillcats the victory 4-3.