If you do that my reply would be: pocket the 5; and leave youNot a bad choice at all, i'm looking to do the same or something similar. The hanging ball is out of play which makes you a big favorite to win the game, no need to put it back in play unless you know it will benefit you.
A. Stuck inside the pocket
B. froze on the end joint
C. Froze to or stuck behind the one ball
Yep, some times you gotta clean shot at your hole for the win! Wanna take it???
As I see it, that response puts both balls back into play, maybe not in the next 2 innings, but to soon to suit me.
I would go for bstrouds choice if there wasn't a way to avoid the two railer kiss. Distance sometimes creates problems, and his shot creates distance and requires a deaf touch response in order to not leave a bank.