HAGERSTOWN —The Hagerstown Suns are nothing if not dramatic.
For the third straight night, the Suns waited until the last minute to score to complete a final charge to victory, this time a 5-4 win on Friday over Lexington.
Hagerstown scored in the eighth inning on Wednesday and Thursday to stop the Legends.
Ironically, the Suns found themselves on the other end while losing four of five games against Lakewood earlier in the week.
On Friday, Steven Souza Jr. doubled in with two outs in the ninth to score Billy Burns from first with the winning run.
Burns reached on a single after a hit by Brian Goodwin. Goodwin was picked off second base, setting the stage for Souza.
The two teams traded runs throughout the game before Hagerstown jumped on the final opportunity.
Lexington’s Matt Duffy and Hagerstown’s Brett Newsome each hit solo home runs in the fourth to leave the game tied at 1-1.
Lexington took a 4-1 lead in the sixth with a three-run rally, highlighted by a two-run wild pitch by Suns starter Kylin Turnbull.
The Suns got two of the runs back in the bottom of the inning on an RBI triple by Hendry Jimenez and a wild pitch.
Cutter Dykstra had an RBI single in the eighth to tie the game.