(Eastlake, OH) - Jake Faria pitched seven scoreless innings and Captain offense was held to just one hit as the Bowling Green Hot Rods shut out the Captains 6-0.
The Hot Rods jumped to an early lead when Willy Adames walked to lead off the game against Jordan Milbrath then Kean Wong followed with his first home run of the season and it was 2-0.
The Rods lead was extended to 3-0 in the fifth inning when Adames singled and two batters later Oscar Hernandez doubled scoring Adames from first base.
The Hot Rods added three more runs in the eighth inning off of Wander Beras on a two run single from Elias Torres followed by an RBI single from Spenser Edwards to make it 6-0.
Captains Starter Jordan Milbrath (3-11) took the loss pitching six innings allowing three runs on six hits, walking one and striking out four. Beras came on in the seventh inning and pitched 1.2 innings allowing three runs on one hit, walking two while striking out two. Justin Brantley pitched the final 1.1 innings allowing two hits and striking out one.
Hot Rods starter Jake Faria (7-6) got the win working seven scoreless innings allowing only one hit while striking out six. William Gabay came on in the eighth inning and pitched two scoreless innings striking out three.
The Captains and Hot Rods conclude the series on Sunday with the Captains sending RHP Caleb Hamrick (3-6, 6.95) to the hill to oppose LHP Bruedlin Suero (2-3, 4.58).
Sunday is a 1:30 PM start and is a Family Fun Sunday which will include a pre-game player autograph session, concourse entertainment and activities, as well as the opportunity for kids to run the bases after the game.
Also on Sunday, the first 750 kids, 14 and under, will receive a book from the Geronimo Stilton book series courtesy of Scholastic Books and Geronimo Stilton himself will be in attendance.
Individual game tickets are on sale at the Classic Park box office, online at captainsbaseball.com and by phone at 440-954-WINS (9467).