Bowling Green Hot Rods Opener a Real Cliffhanger
Tue, 10/04/2018 - 10:20am — Jimbob Baird
The Bowling Green Hot Rods played their first home game of the season on April 5, at Bowling Green Ballpark in a nine-inning battle for the win against the Dayton Dragons. Bowling Green fired up their offense with a solo home run to left field in the bottom of the third to give the Hot Rods the lead. Emilio Gustave's homer was followed up by a double from the bat of Vidal Brujan, who later scored on a hard single from Brendan McKay.
Not without their own fire, the Dragons came back in the top of the fifth with a walk, and then a double that tied the game. John Sansone stepped into the batter’s box for Dayton to make the score 3-2 in favor of the Dragons.
The dramatic seventh inning brought around an error, a wild pitch, and the Dragons moved in front of the Hot Rods by two runs. In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Hot Rods took advantage of a Dragons' error, which led to Moises Gomez bringing home two runners to tie the game at 4-4. The see-saw game finished up with Ronaldo Hernandez hitting a walk-off single to the wall to bring in the win for the Hot Rods with a final score of Hot Rods 5, Dragons 4.
The Hot Rods refueled and came back for round two of the battle held on Friday, April 6. They shut the door on Dayton with some more outstanding pitching, and by smacking the ball for 11 hits. Bowling Green once again left the field as winners with a final score of Hot Rods 8, and Dragons 4. Attending a Hot Rods game at Bowling Green Ballpark is a fun-filled family outing with many exciting activities for both adults and children. Visit their web site at bghotrods.com, or call 270-901-2121 for more information
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