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Aranda Leads Bowling Green to 7-0 Win in Series Finale

May 16, 2021

Bowling Green, Kentucky– The Bowling Green Hot Rods (9-3) took down the Asheville Tourists (4-7) in a 7-0 shutout on Sunday afternoon at Bowling Green Ballpark. The Hot Rods won the series 5-1 and have an off day tomorrow before traveling to Rome, Georgia for a 6:00 PM CT first

Jones Hits Walk-off Grand Slam in 11th; Hot Rods Win 7-3

May 16, 2021

Bowling Green, Kentucky– Rays prospect Greg Jones hit a walk-off grand slam to boost the Bowling Green Hot Rods (8-3) to a 7-3 victory in 11 innings over the Asheville Tourists (4-6) on Saturday at Bowling Green Ballpark. The Hot Rods and Tourists wrap up their six-game series with a

Hot Rods Win 1-0 Nail-Biter over Asheville

May 14, 2021

Bowling Green, Kentucky– The Bowling Green Hot Rods (7-3) pitching staff struck out 15 Asheville Tourists (4-5) hitters while Greg Jones drove in the lone Hot Rods run in a 1-0 win on Friday night at Bowling Green Ballpark. The Hot Rods and Tourists will play the penultimate game of

Hot Rods Announce Increased Capacity, Relaxed Masking Guidelines

May 14, 2021

Bowling Green, Kentucky– The Bowling Green Hot Rods, High-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, are excited to announce increased capacity and relaxed masking guidelines at Bowling Green Ballpark. The news comes after MLB, CDC, and the commonwealth of Kentucky all issued new recommendations on Thursday. Beginning immediately, vaccinated event-goers

Witherspoon Homers, Drives in Four in 6-5 Loss

May 13, 2021

Bowling Green, Kentucky– Grant Witherspoon homered and had four RBIs, but the Bowling Green Bootleggers (6-3) dropped the third game of a six-game series to the Asheville Tourists (4-4) 6-5 on Thursday at Bowling Green Ballpark. The two teams will play the fourth game of the series on Friday with

Aranda’s Late Homer Lifts Hot Rods to 8-7 Win

May 13, 2021

Bowling Green, Kentucky– Jonathan Aranda hit a late go-ahead homer and Greg Jones hit a two-run homer in his first at bat in the Bowling Green Hot Rods (6-2) 8-7 win over the Asheville Tourists (3-4) on Tuesday night at Bowling Green Ballpark. The Hot Rods and Tourists will battle

Battenfield K’s Nine, Cardenas Homers in 5-1 Win

May 12, 2021

Bowling Green, Kentucky– Peyton Battenfield struck out a career-high nine batters over four innings of work for the Bowling Green Hot Rods (5-2) in a 5-1 victory over the Asheville Tourists (3-3) on Tuesday night at Bowling Green Ballpark. The Hot Rods and Tourists will play the second game of

McGowan Blasts Second Slam of Series in 15-6 Loss 

May 9, 2021

Greenville, South Carolina– Jacson McGowan hit his second grand slam of the season in the Bowling Green Hot Rods (4-2) 15-6 loss to the Greenville Drive (2-4) on Sunday afternoon at Fluor Field at the West End. Monday is a scheduled off-day across Minor League Baseball, but the Hot Rods

Bowling Green Dealt First Loss of Season in 11-1 Blowout

May 8, 2021

Greenville, South Carolina– The Bowling Green Hot Rods were held to one run on four hits in an 11-1 loss to the Greenville Drive on Saturday night at Fluor Field. The Hot Rods and Drive will play the series finale on Sunday afternoon with a 2:05 PM CT first pitch.

Hot Rods Pitching Tosses Second Straight Shutout in 8-0 Win

Offense stays hot while pitching extends shutout streak
May 8, 2021

Greenville, South Carolina– The Bowling Green Hot Rods (4-0) pitching staff extended their shutout streak to 20 innings while hurling their second straight shutout against the Greenville Drive (0-4) on Friday in an 8-0 win at Fluor Field. The two teams will play the fifth game of the series on

Ostberg, Qsar Drive Hot Rods to Doubleheader Sweep

Ostberg, McGowan both hit grand slams in twin bill
May 7, 2021

Greenville, South Carolina– Erik Ostberg homered twice with a grand slam and had four hits with seven RBIs while Jordan Qsar homered as part of a three-hit, six RBI day to lift the Bowling Green Hot Rods to a doubleheader sweep of the Greenville Drive on Thursday night at Fluor

Hot Rods Tally 15 Hits in 9-2 Opening Day Win 

BG pitching racks up K’s in first game against Greenville since 2009
May 5, 2021

Greenville, South Carolina– The Bowling Green Hot Rods had 15 hits while the pitching staff struck out Greenville Drive batters 14 times in a 9-2 victory on Wednesday night at Fluor Field in Greenville, South Carolina. The Hot Rods and Drive continue their six-game series on Thursday with a doubleheader

Hot Rods Season Opener Rained Out

Greenville and Bowling Green will wait another day to start season
May 4, 2021

Greenville, South Carolina- The Bowling Green Hot Rods and Greenville Drive season opener was postponed on Tuesday due to rain, extending a wait that will stretch to 608 days when tomorrow’s season-opening first pitch is thrown. Instead, the two teams will play a doubleheader on Thursday beginning at 5:00 PM

Rays, Hot Rods Unveil 2021 Opening Day Roster

Blake Hunt, Pedro Martinez assigned to Bowling Green
April 30, 2021

BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY – The Bowling Green Hot Rods, in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Rays, are excited to unveil the club’s 2021 opening day roster. Bowling Green returns 14 players from past rosters and welcomes two top prospects ahead of the team’s season opener. Blake Hunt joins the Hot

Hot Rods Reveal 2021 Promotional Schedule

Wander Franco bobblehead highlights action-packed promo schedule
April 22, 2021

BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY – The Bowling Green Hot Rods, High-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, have announced the promotional schedule for the 2021 Minor League season. The 60-game home schedule is packed with giveaways, special events, theme nights, and appreciation nights to welcome fans back to Bowling Green Ballpark!

Rays, Hot Rods Announce 2021 Coaching Staff Led by Jeff Smith

Smith becomes seventh manager in Hot Rods history
February 22, 2021

BOWLING GREEN BALLPARK (Bowling Green, KY) – The Bowling Green Hot Rods, in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Rays, are excited to announce the club’s 2021 coaching staff. Jeff Smith will be the Hot Rods new manager while Jim Paduch (pitching coach) joins coaches Brady North and Skeeter Barnes on

Hot Rods Release 2021 Schedule, New Ticket Options 

February 18, 2021

BOWLING GREEN BALLPARK (Bowling Green, KY) – The Bowling Green Hot Rods, High-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, are excited to unveil the club’s 2021 schedule. The Hot Rods, who join the newly minted, 12-team, High-A East League, will play a 120-game schedule and host 60 contests at Bowling

Hot Rods Invited to A-Advanced in Minor League Restructure

Bowling Green to remain a Tampa Bay Rays Affiliate
December 9, 2020

BOWLING GREEN BALLPARK (Bowling Green, KY) – The Bowling Green Hot Rods are excited to announce that, as part of Major League Baseball’s Minor League restructuring, Bowling Green has been invited to continue its Tampa Bay affiliation and move to the A-Advanced level. For the past 12 years, Bowling Green

Hot Rods Announce Promotions; Wolz New AGM

BG makes front office changes with internal promotions
November 18, 2020

Bowling Green, KY- The Bowling Green Hot Rods are excited to announce the promotion of Kyle Wolz, who takes over as the team’s Assistant General Manager, and Holli Hawkins, who assumes the role of Creative Services Director. Kyle Wolz, 30, becomes the Hot Rods’ AGM after overseeing the sales team

2020 Bourbon & Brewfest Postponed

Launch of New Tasting Sessions Series Announced
September 14, 2020

Bowling Green, Ky. – The 2020 Bourbon & Brewfest, originally scheduled for Saturday October 24th, has official been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Bourbon and Brewfest will continue in October 2021, with an exact date to be determined. Those who purchased tickets for this years event will have

Boys To Law Enforcement Day To Be Held at Bowling Green Ballpark

September 2, 2020

Bowling Green, Ky. – Boys to Men, Bowling Green Police Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Department, Western Kentucky University Police and the Bowling Green Hot Rods are please to announce the Inaugural Boys to Law Enforcement Day at Bowling Green Ballpark. The event will be held on Saturday September 26th from

Hot Rods Partnering with Gladiator Sports/OVW for a Different Kind of Slam at Bowling Green Ballpark

August 27, 2020

Bowling Green, Ky. – While it’s usually accustomed to grand slams, Bowling Green Ballpark will be hosting a completely different kind of slam when the Hot Rods partner with Gladiator Sports and Ohio Valley Wrestling to host the Stadium Slam Series on Saturday September, 19th. Gates will open at 6:00pm

Highly Anticipated UFC Heavyweight Championship Fight to be Shown at Bowling Green Ballpark on August 15th

August 5, 2020

(Bowling Green, KY) -- Combat sports fans looking to watch the long-awaited trilogy fight between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier on Saturday, Aug. 15, can watch the event live on HD Video Board at Bowling Green Ballpark. “This is one of the most exciting sporting events of the year, and

Hot Rods to Host High School Senior Showcase Presented by Reed Law Group

Post-Game Fireworks to light up the sky
July 9, 2020

BOWLING GREEN BALLPARK (Bowling Green, KY) -- The Bowling Green Hot Rods have scheduled a Senior Showcase game for Saturday July 25th at Bowling Green Ballpark. The game is presented by Reed Law Group and will feature area high school baseball players who missed out on their senior season. “We

MiLB Officially Cancels the Season

Hot Rods to Resume in 2021
June 30, 2020

BOWLING GREEN BALLPARK (Bowling Green, KY) -- Today Minor League Baseball in conjunction with Major League Baseball announced the official cancellation of the 2020 season. “We have been anticipating an official announcement for awhile now. While we certainly understand, it is disappointing and sad that we won’t get to see