Kevin Kiermaier, had he posted one more hit while with the Biscuits, would be the Southern League's leading hitter going into the season's final day.
Kiermaier was promoted to Triple-A Durham in late July, but he already had enough plate appearances to qualify for the Southern League batting championship.
Kiermaier was 114-for-371, giving him a .3072 batting average.
Mobile's Justin Greene is ahead ... barely.
Greene, who is 0-for-11 in his last three games, didn't play Sunday. The BayBears finish the regular season Monday afternoon against Pensacola.
Greene is 117-for-379, giving him a .3087 batting average. Kiermaier, had he turned a single out into a hit, would be at .3099.
But Kiermaier could still win it if Greene plays and goes at least 0-for-2 or 1-for-6 Monday.
0-for-2 -- .307087
1-for-6 -- .306484
If Greene goes 1-for-5, imagine this: Greene wins at .307292 with Kiermaier second at .307277.
Kiermaier, when he was recently named the Biscuits' most valuable player, quipped that "it would have been nice to have had a few more hits to make it tougher" on Greene.
Last year, Montgomery's Omar Luna was the league batting champion with a .315 average. With a difference of one hit, Pensacola's Josh Fellhauer would have won.
If you're curious, a batter must have at least 2.7 plate appearances for every game a team plays to qualify. The Biscuits will play their 140th game Monday, so Kiermaier needed 378 plate appearances. He had 417 when he was promoted.
UPDATE: But Kiermaier won't win.