Cracking his bat in two was just the start for Ryan LaMarre as the Salt Lake Bees took a 5-4 win over Fresno on Sunday.
LaMarre, culminating a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth, scored the winning run when Grizzlies' pitcher Reymin Guduan balked. At third at the time, LaMarre scored in the first walk-off balk in Bees' history.
Guduan was in trouble from the time he walked Shane Robinson to start the inning. With runners at first and second, LaMarre muscled a single into center — breaking his bat in the process — to score Robinson.
A throwing error by Guduan, trying to pick off LaMarre at first, led to Dustin Ackley scoring the tying run. Ackley had walked with one out in the frame.