Greenville, South Carolina– Heriberto Hernandez homered while timely hitting prevailed in the Bowling Green Hot Rods (15-9, 56-33) 7-5 victory over the Greenville Drive (8-15, 34-55) at Fluor Field on Tuesday night. The two teams will continue their series on Wednesday with a 6:05 PM CT first pitch in Greenville,
Greenville, South Carolina– Heriberto Hernandez homered while timely hitting prevailed in the Bowling Green Hot Rods (15-9, 56-33) 7-5 victory over the Greenville Drive (8-15, 34-55) at Fluor Field on Tuesday night. The two teams will continue their series on Wednesday with a 6:05 PM CT first pitch in Greenville, South Carolina.
Bowling Green took a lead in the first against Greenville starter Tyler Uberstine. Alexander Ovalles tripled to deep centerfield with one out and Alika Williams grounded out to second, allowing Ovalles to score and give the Hot Rods a 1-0 edge. Greenville tied the game in the second when Niko Kavadas homered and took the lead in the third with another run to go up 2-1.
The Drive extended their lead with a run in the fourth to make it 3-1. The Hot Rods mounted a four-run inning in the sixth, highlighted by Heriberto Hernandez’s three-run homer with two outs that gave BG a 5-3 lead. Nick Yorke hit a two-run shot of his own in the bottom of the frame to tie the game, 5-5.
Bowling Green got another boost in the seventh against Drive reliever Devon Roedahl. Johan Lopez led off the inning with a walk and Abiezel Ramirez singled to right. Michael Berglund dropped down a sacrifice bunt to move each runner up a base and Mason Auer singled to center, scoring both runners to give the Hot Rods a 7-5 advantage.
Patrick Wicklander allowed two runs on four hits with two walks and five strikeouts over 3.0 innings of work in a no-decision. Conor Dryer threw 2.0 innings of one-run baseball, allowing three hits with two strikeouts. Kyle Whitten (2-1) earned the win after blowing a save, allowing two runs and two walks with two hits and a strikeout. Evan Reifert earned his first save, throwing 2.0 perfect frames with four strikeouts.
Notes: Auer has a six-game hit streak… He also extended his on-base streak to 11 games… He had his second multi-RBI game of the year… Manzardo has hit safely in four straight… Driscoll has an eight-game hit streak… He’s also recorded a hit in three-straight games… Driscoll recorded his fifth multi-hit game of the season… Lopez has been on base in four-straight contests… Turner made his 2022 Hot Rods debut as a pinch runner in the ninth… Berglund had his fifth multi-hit effort of the year… Williams had his 11th multi-RBI game of the year… Every BG batter had a hit… The Hot Rods are 6-1 against Greenville this season… The Hot Rods and Drive continue their series at 6:05 PM CT on Wednesday… Bowling Green will send RH Logan Workman (2-3, 4.53) to the hill against Greenville RH Ryan Zeferjahn (2-2, 4.91)… Fans can listen to the game on Talk 104.1 FM and 930 AM WKCT and listen via the MiLB First Pitch app on Android and IOS, or go to the Hot Rods website at www.bghotrods.com... Fans can get their tickets for upcoming Hot Rods home games by calling 270-901-2121, visiting the Bowling Green Ballpark box office, or visiting www.bghotrods.com.
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