By about 4:40 p.m. Saturday afternoon, the Lugnuts had done virtually nothing during their game against Bowling Green. Oh, sure, a batter took a swing here, and a pitcher threw a pitch there, but the Lugs had a mere one run and three baserunners (none stranded) to show for their first eight innings of at-bats.
Meanwhile, the Bowling Green Hot Rods -- after failing to break through in the first seven innings despite an unending series of baserunners -- cashed in for two runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth.
That was it, right? 4-1 Hot Rods, ballgame.
Not according to Jason Leblebijian, whose two-run single in the bottom of the ninth trimmed the deficit to one. A subsequent Dawel Lugo RBI single knotted the game at 4-4, setting the stage for Derrick Loveless to win it with an RBI single to left.
It was Derrick's first ever walk-off hit in his baseball-playing life.