The Alexandria Dukes rallied from a 9-1 deficit to beat Winston-Salem, 12-11, in 14 innings last night in front of 551 fans at Four Mile Run Park.
After Duke outfielders Paul Hollins and Geronimo Blanco singled with two outs in the 14th, losing pitcher Kevin Grubbs (5-4) intentionally walked Andy Snaith to set up a play at any base. But Grubbs walked Ron Wotus on a 3-2 pitch to force in the winning run.
Reliever Pete Hamner (6-4) was the winner, allowing only one hit while striking six in three innings.
Alexandria trailed entering the bottom of the ninth, 11-9. With two outs, designated hitter Connor McGehee singled to the left field fence, scoring Hollins and Snaith and sending the game into extra innings.
The Dukes left two men on base in the 11th, 12th and 13th innings as Grubbs worked his way out of trouble.
The Red Sox led, 9-1, after Jeff Hunter's fourth-inning grand slam, his second this season. Bob Adkins, the second of six Alexandria pitchers, had walked the bases loaded.
Alexandria scored four runs in the fourth, two coming on Jim Felt's 15th homer of the season.
Felt tripled in two more in the seventh as the Dukes cut the deficit to 11-9.
The Dukes had a season-high 23 hits in their longest game this season. Snaith, Hollins, McGehee, Ken Ford and John Schaive had three hits each.
Duke pitchers struck out a season high 17. Kerry Keenan fanned seven in the four innings he worked.