Hot Rods Drop Thriller, 7-6

Hot Rods, Dragons combine to score nine runs from sixth inning on

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By Paul Taylor / Bowling Green Hot Rods | September 1, 2018 11:40 PM

BOWLING GREEN, KY - The Bowling Green Hot Rods dropped the opener of their final series of the regular season, falling 7-6 to the Dayton Dragons. Eight of the nine Hot Rods hitters had at least one base hit this evening.

 

The Dragons got things started with a bang, as 3B Jonathan India hit a leadoff home run, making it 1-0 Dayton.

 

Bowling Green scored the next four runs, including a two-run single from RF Jake Stone in the second, making it 2-1.

 

The Hot Rods added single runs in the third and sixth, making it a 4-1 game.

 

The Dragons tied the game with a three-run home run in the top of the seventh, beginning a dramatic final couple innings that saw the Dragons take the lead in the top of the eighth. Bowling Green then tied it in the bottom of the inning on a two-run double from 1B Devin Davis , making the score 6-6.

 

Dayton got the final blow, however, as they pushed the winning run across in the top of the ninth on a sac fly, making the final score 7-6.

 

RHP Tommy Romero received a no-decision. He threw the game's first three innings, allowing four hits and a run, striking out one.

 

Game two of this three game set is scheduled for tomorrow night beginning at 6:35pm Central. LHP Resly Linares (7-3, 3.21) will get the start for the Hot Rods, while LHP Packy Naughton (5-10, 4.17) will go for the Dragons.

 

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