BG Sweeps Lake County 6-2 in Eleventh Straight Win
EASTLAKE, OH – The Bowling Green Hot Rods wrapped up the first half with their 11th straight win, which sets a new franchise record long winning streak. The previous record of 10 was set earlier this year.
The Hot Rods started the scoring in the third inning when C Alexander Alvarez hit a two out single. The Hot Rods loaded the bases before a wild pitch broughtAlvarez home and the Hot Rods were up 1-0.
Bowling Green broke the game open in the fifth inning with three runs. DH Mac Siebert led off with a single, and then with runners at the corners 2B Vidal Brujalaid down a beautiful bunt single to pick up the RBI. SS Taylor Walls brought home two more with a double and the Hot Rods had a 4-0 lead.
LHP Resly Linares got the start for the Hot Rods, and he threw five innings allowed just one hit and one walk while picking up eight strikeouts.
The Hot Rods extended the lead to six thanks to a solo home run from Alvarez and a RBI double from LF Moises Gomez. The Captains answered in the bottom half of the frame with a 3B Nolan Jones two run home run.
RHP Tyler Zombro pitched a scoreless eighth and RHP Mikey York finished off the game recording the last three outs and send the Hot Rods to the All-Start break with a win.
After three days off, the Captains and the Hot Rods meet again for a four game set. This time it will be a four game set and be played in Bowling Green. First pitchThursday is set for 6:35pm CST.
BOWLING GREEN, KY – The Bowling Green Hot Rods announced today plans to celebrate the team’s 2 millionth fan on Saturday, June 23rd at Bowling Green Ballpark. The Hot Rods host the Lake County Captains that evening, with first pitch set for 6:35pm.
“The Hot Rods are tremendously excited to celebrate our fans,” said Hot Rods GM/COO Eric C. Leach. “The impact that our fans have helped us make in southcentral Kentucky is something of which we can all be proud.”
The evening’s festivities are presented by ISTT, and will feature a team card set giveaway, a money machine with $1,000 in cash, and a guest appearance by the Zooperstars, who were featured on America’s Got Talent.
All fans in attendance will be able to participate in the money machine, and they will have 10 seconds to grab as much cash as they can.
In addition, the Hot Rods will have a special card in one of the team card sets designating one fan as the 2 millionth fan in franchise history. That lucky fan will win a Hot Rods prize pack, which includes two season tickets to the rest of the season, a custom Louisville Slugger bat designating them as the 2 millionth fan, a team jersey, autographed baseballs from the 2009 and 2018 teams, $100 to the team store, and a Hot Rods swag pack.
“It’s incredible that in nine and a half seasons, over 2 million people have come out to Bowling Green Ballpark,” Leach added. “The impact that the ballpark has had proves that the Hot Rods are a force in our community and have been true partners in the growth of downtown Bowling Green.”
Tickets for the 2 Millionth Fan Night, as well as all other Hot Rods regular season home games, are on sale at bghotrods.com or by calling 270-901-2121.
SOUTH BEND, IN – The Bowling Green Hot Rods and the Midwest League announced the All-Star Game rosters today, and six Hot Rods players have made the Eastern Division team. The game will be played at Lansing’s Cooley Law School Stadium on June 19th.
SS Taylor Walls and LF Moises Gomez were named as starters for the Eastern Division squad. Teammates 2B Vidal Brujan, INF Zach Rutherford, and DHRonaldo Hernandez were named as reserves. RHP Riley O’Brien was also named as a member of the pitching staff.
Walls enters play today with the second highest batting average on the team, hitting .322 in 48 games played, a mark that is also sixth best in the league. He also has the third best on-base percentage (.416) and the third most runs scored (40).
Gomez has the seventh best batting average in the league (.316), and is one of three Hot Rods hitters in the top 10. His 56 hits are also second best on the Hot Rods.
Brujan is second in the league with 23 stolen bases and leads the league with 46 runs scored.
Rutherford leads the team with a .327 average in 44 games played. That mark is also fifth best in the Midwest League.
Hernandez leads the team with 13 doubles, six home runs, and 40 RBI. He is one of four Hot Rods hitters to have a batting average over .300.
O’Brien has the third best ERA on the team at 1.98. He has made 13 appearances on the season, including three starts. In 36 and one-third innings, he has allowed just eight earned runs, walking 20 and striking out 49.
“We are tremendously proud of the entire Hot Rods team for their great first half, and getting six All-Stars is a testament to their success as a team,” said Hot RodsGM/COO Eric C. Leach. “I look forward to watching them represent the best of Bowling Green at the game in a few weeks.”
The six All-Stars from the Hot Rods continues a trend in the last several years. Seven were named to the 2015 game, six in 2016, and five went to last year’s game at Dow Diamond in Midland, Michigan.