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Hot Rods Announce Cancelation of March Events

Fan Fest, High School Showcase among canceled events
March 13, 2020

Bowling Green, KY – The Bowling Green Hot Rods, Class-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, announced on Friday the cancelation of events at Bowling Green Ballpark during the month of March, including Saturday’s Fan Fest. The announcement comes after Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball announced postponements to

Hot Rods Owner Acquires Bourbon & Brewfest, Announces Event Details

Sixth-Annual Bourbon & Brewfest Set for October 24th
March 10, 2020

Bowling Green, KY - Jack Blackstock, owner of the Bowling Green Hot Rods and Vette City Catering, announced on Tuesday the acquisition of Bourbon & Brewfest and set a date for the 2020 edition of the event. The sixth-annual Bourbon & Brewfest will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2020

Hot Rods Release 2020 Home Game Times

Bowling Green announces start times for 70-game Midwest League home schedule
January 14, 2020

Bowling Green, KY - The Bowling Green Hot Rods (Class-A Midwest League Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays) are excited to announce the team's game times for their home schedule during the 2020 season. Game times range from special start times at 10:35 AM to standard times of 6:35 PM, all

Hot Rods and Legends Announce 2020 Exhibition in Lexington, KY

Bowling Green & Lexington set to renew SAL rivalry with exhibition in 2020
November 20, 2019

Bowling Green, KY - The Bowling Green Hot Rods (Class-A Midwest League Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays) and the Lexington Legends (Class-A South Atlantic League Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals) are excited to announce an agreement to play an exhibition game between the two clubs on Tuesday, April

Hot Rods Announce Second-Annual Charity Dinner and Silent Auction

Former Reds pitcher Rob Dibble to be guest speaker
November 19, 2019

BOWLING GREEN BALLPARK (Bowling Green, KY) -- The Bowling Green Hot Rods, Class-A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays and member of the Midwest League, are excited to announce their second-annual Charity Dinner sponsored by Van-Meter Insurance featuring guest speaker and two-time MLB All-Star Rob Dibble. The event will take

Hot Rods to Join Copa de la Diversión as Bólidos

Bowling Green joins MiLB's Copa de la Diversión to celebrate Hispanic heritage in 2020
November 15, 2019

(Bowling Green, KY) - The Bowling Green Hot Rods, Class-A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays and member of the Midwest League, are proud to announce the team will join Minor League Baseball in celebrating diversity by joining MiLB's Copa de la Diversión efforts in 2020. The Hot Rods will wear

Hot Rods Will Host 2020 Midwest League All-Star Game at Bowling Green Ballpark

The Bowling Green Hot Rods, Class-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, are excited to announce the 56th Annual 2020 Midwest League All-Star Game, presented by Med Center Health, and Home Run Derby will be hosted at Bowling Green Ballpark.
October 1, 2019

BOWLING GREEN, KY - The Bowling Green Hot Rods, Class-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, are excited to announce the 56th Annual 2020 Midwest League All-Star Game, presented by Med Center Health, and Home Run Derby will be hosted at Bowling Green Ballpark. All-Star festivities will begin on Saturday,

Midwest League 2019 Executive of the Year - Eric Leach

September 25, 2019

South Bend, IN - The Midwest League of Professional Baseball Clubs is pleased to announce its 2019 Executive of the Year, Eric Leach, General Manager/COO of the Bowling Green Hot Rods, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Hot Rods Blow Lead in Ninth, Watch Season End with 7-4 Loss

Bowling Green suffers two-game sweep at the hands of South Bend to end season
September 5, 2019

The Bowling Green Hot Rods carried a one-run lead into the ninth inning, but the South Bend Cubs rallied for three runs in the ninth, advancing to the Eastern Division Finals and eliminating the Hot Rods from the postseason with a 7-4 victory. The Hot Rod season comes to an

Cubs Edge Hot Rods 2-1 in Quarterfinal Opener

BG falls; must win back-to-back games at Bowling Green Ballpark to advance
September 4, 2019

South Bend, IN- The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost a tight game in the first round of the Midwest League Quarterfinal to the South Bend Cubs on Wednesday in 2-1 fashion at Four Winds Field. The Hot Rods trail the Cubs 1-0 in the first round of the playoffs as

Hot Rods Fall 3-2 in Regular Season Finale

BG held to three hits in loss to Cubs
September 2, 2019

South Bend, IN- The Bowling Green Hot Rods were held to three hits in the regular-season finale in a 3-2 loss to the South Bend Cubs on Monday afternoon at Four Winds Field in South Bend, IN. The Hot Rods finish the regular season 81-58 overall and 42-26 in the

Whalen Homers Twice, Baz K's Nine in 4-3 Walk-off Loss

South Bend evens series with 10th-inning walk-off win on Sunday
September 1, 2019

South Bend, IN- Shane Baz tied a career-high with nine strikeouts while Seaver Whalen blasted two homers for the first time in his career but the South Bend Cubs walked off on the Bowling Green Hot Rods in the 10th inning of Sunday's 4-3 loss at Four Winds Field. The

Hot Rods Claim Second-Half Eastern Division Title with 5-4 Win

BG will return home on Thursday for second game of best-of-three quarter final
August 31, 2019

South Bend, IN- The Bowling Green Hot Rods claimed a second-half Eastern Division Title in a 5-4 victory over the South Bend Cubs on Saturday in one of the strangest games of the season for the Hot Rods. Bowling Green is 81-56 overall with a 42-25 record in the second

Sinkholes Close Home Slate with 1-0 Win in Front of 6,219

Bowling Green welcomes largest crowd of season to final regular-season home contest
August 30, 2019

The Bowling Green Sinkholes finished off their 2019 home schedule with a 1-0 victory in front of a season-high 6,219 fans at Bowling Green Ballpark. Bowling Green improved to 80-56, 41-25 in the second half, and will travel to South Bend for the final series of the season, which begins

Bootleggers Quiet Captains in 3-1 Victory

Bowling Green evens series with Lake County in penultimate regular-season home game
August 29, 2019

Miller Hogan earned his sixth-consecutive win as the Bowling Green Bootleggers defeated the Lake County Captains 3-1 on Thursday night at Bowling Green Ballpark. Bowling Green improved to 79-56, 40-25 in the second half, while also reducing their magic number to clinch the second-half division crown to two games, ahead

Hot Rods Fall 5-1 in 10 Innings to Open Series

Bowling Green falls victim to Lake County onslaught in first extra frame
August 28, 2019

The Bowling Green Hot Rods fell 5-1 in 10 innings to the Lake County Captains in the first game of a three-game series on Wednesday night. The Hot Rods fell to 78-56, 39-25 in the second half, ahead of Thursday night's game, which will have a 6:35 p.m. first pitch.

Hot Rods and Cubs Postponed on Tuesday Night

Bowling Green and South Bend will make up the contest at a later date in South Bend
August 27, 2019

Tuesday night's game between the Bowling Green Hot Rods and South Bend Cubs was postponed due to rain. Tickets for Tuesday's contest can be used for any remaining 2019 regular season Hot Rods home game.

Playoffs? Hot Rods Clinch Playoff Bid With Doubleheader Sweep

Bowling Green punches postseason ticket with twinbill sweep and Lansing loss
August 26, 2019

The Bowling Green Hot Rods will have an opportunity to defend their Midwest League Championship as they clinched their fourth-straight playoff berth with a doubleheader sweep of the South Bend Cubs, winning 4-3 and 7-2 on Monday night. The Hot Rods improved to 78-55, 39-24 in the second half ahead

Hot Rods and Cubs Postponed on Sunday Afternoon

Bowling Green and South Bend will play doubleheader on Monday
August 25, 2019

Sunday afternoon's game between the Bowling Green Hot Rods and South Bend Cubs was postponed due to rain. Tickets for Sunday's contest can be used for any remaining 2019 regular season Hot Rods home game.

Hot Rods Drop 2-1 Nail-Biter to Cubs to Open Series

Bowling Green sees five-game winning streak come to an end on Saturday night
August 24, 2019

The Bowling Green Hot Rods allowed a ninth-inning run and fell 2-1 to the South Bend Cubs in front of a crowd 6,172 fans at Bowling Green Ballpark, snapping a five-game winning streak. Bowling Green fell to 76-55, 37-24 in the second half, ahead of Sunday's game, which will begin

Cardenas Sinks Captains in 3-2 Comeback Win

Hot Rods outfielder has three RBIs against former team to secure three-game sweep
August 23, 2019

Eastlake, OH- Ruben Cardenas came up with three RBIs for the second-straight night in a ninth-inning rally to help the Bowling Green Hot Rods to a 3-2 victory over the Lake County Captains on Friday night in the finale of a three-game series while also securing the team's fifth-straight win.

Franco, Sampen, Betts Named to Midwest League Post-Season All-Star Team

Franco takes home Prospect of the Year honors in second round of MWL All-Star voting
August 23, 2019

Bowling Green, KY- Richard A. Nussbaum II, President of the Midwest League of Baseball Clubs, has announced Caleb Sampen, Chris Betts, and Wander Franco were named to the Midwest League Post-Season All-Star Team on Friday. Franco earned Prospect of the Year honors while all three players earned their second All-Star

Hogan K's 10 in Hot Rods Fourth-Straight Win

BG overcomes four-run deficit in 16-4 win over Captains
August 22, 2019

Eastlake, OH- Miller Hogan set a new career-high with 10 strikeouts in the Bowling Green Hot Rods 16-4 win over the Lake County Captains on Thursday night at Classic Park. The Hot Rods improve to 75-54 overall and 36-23 in the second half ahead of the series finale on Friday

Qsar Homers in Hot Rods Third-Straight Win

Aranda extends hit streak to 13 games as Bowling Green takes opener 5-4
August 21, 2019

Eastlake, OH- Jonathan Aranda extended his hit streak to 13-games and Jordan Qsar homered as the Bowling Green Hot Rods won their third-straight game with a 5-4 victory over the Lake County Captains at Classic Park to open a three-game series. The Hot Rods improve to 74-54 overall and 35-23

Hot Rods Hold Off Late TinCaps Rally in 6-5 Win

BG wins season series against Fort Wayne with Tuesday night victory
August 20, 2019

Fort Wayne, IN- Ford Proctor led the charge as the Bowling Green Hot Rods held on for a 6-5 Tuesday night win over the Fort Wayne TinCaps in the penultimate game of a four-game set at Parkview Field. The Hot Rods improve to 73-54 overall and 34-23 in the second