Bowling Green Falls Short in Extra-Innings Thriller 5-4
Greenville, South Carolina – JJ Goss tossed 6.0 solid innings on the bump, and Bob Seymour hit a game-tying two RBI single in the seventh, but the Bowling Green Hot Rods (18-16) fell to the Greenville Drive (16-19) in the bottom of the 10th on Thursday at Fluor Field. The
Greenville, South Carolina – JJ Goss tossed 6.0 solid innings on the bump, and Bob Seymour hit a game-tying two RBI single in the seventh, but the Bowling Green Hot Rods (18-16) fell to the Greenville Drive (16-19) in the bottom of the 10th on Thursday at Fluor Field.
The Hot Rods offense plated the first run of the game off Drive starter Juan Daniel Encarnacion in the top of the first. Carson Williams singled to left and scored on a double from Willy Vasquez to put Bowling Green up 1-0.
Greenville answered back in the bottom of the first against Goss. Max Ferguson and Brainer Bonaci led-off with back-to-back singles to put runners on first and second. Marcelo Mayer drove in Ferguson on an RBI single to right that tied the game at 1-1. Blaze Jordan vaulted the drive to a 2-1 lead, smacking a base hit to center that scored Bonaci from second. After Mayer moved up to third on a fielder’s choice, he scored on a groundout off the bat of Eddinson Paulino to increase the Drive’s lead, 3-1.
Bowling Green tied the game off Greenville reliever Casey Cobb in the top of the seventh. Brock Jones singled, Williams was hit by a pitch, and Junior Caminero reached on an error to load the bases. Seymour singled to right, scoring two runs to make it a 3-3 game.
In the top of the 10th, the Hot Rods took the lead against Drive reliever Joey Stock. With Caminero starting as the extra-innings runner, he was able to score on two wild pitches to put Bowling Green up 4-3. Greenville scored two runs in the bottom half of the inning, walking-off on an RBI base hit by Mayer, to win by a score of 5-4.
Stock (1-1) collected the win, allowing one run and striking out two in 1.0 inning. Kyle Whitten (0-1) picked up the loss, going 1.2 frames while allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits and two strikeouts.
Bowling Green and Greenville play game four of a six-game series on Friday with first pitch set for 6:05 PM CT. The Hot Rods are set to start RHP Ben Peoples (0-2, 4.00), while the Drive bring out RHP Isaac Coffey (1-2, 3.98)
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