Monday morning, 32-Year-old Jimmy Williams took a leave of absence from his job as a desk clerk in Washington and signed with the Alexandria Dukes. It may be the best thing that's happened to the team yet.
Last night, the D.C. native and 12-year veteran of the minor leagues lifted the Dukes to their fourth straight victory, driving in both runs in a 10-inning, 2-1 victory over the Kinston Eagles at Four-Mile Run Park.
Outfielder Williams, who collected three hits and two RBI in Alexandria's Monday night, 8-6 victory over Peninsula, tied the game at 1 in the fourth inning. With one out, he stroked a single to right, scoring Steve Rackley from second.
Gary Pellant led off the bottom of the 10th with a double, Chris Hudson followed with a bunt single and Paul Gilmartin was intentionally walked to load the bases.
Reliever Tim Leach then fanned Steve Rackley and Williams came to the plate. He fell behind, 0 and 2, fouled off three more balls and then slapped a single to center field to score Pellant for the victory, sending 500-plus fans in the 50-degree temperature home happy.