Bowling Green, Kentucky– Logan Workman threw a dominant High-A debut and the Bowling Green Hot Rods (19-11) earn their second walk-off win of the week in a 2-1 victory over the Jersey Shore BlueClaws (10-19). BG looks to clinch a series win against the BlueClaws on Saturday, May 14, at
Bowling Green, Kentucky– Logan Workman threw a dominant High-A debut and the Bowling Green Hot Rods (19-11) earn their second walk-off win of the week in a 2-1 victory over the Jersey Shore BlueClaws (10-19). BG looks to clinch a series win against the BlueClaws on Saturday, May 14, at 6:35 PM CT.
The Hot Rods struck first, putting one across on aggressive baserunning from Ronny Simon in the third. Garrett Hiott bunted to lead off the inning, and Simon narrowly beat out a double play on a fielder’s choice. He stole a base and advanced to third on a groundout by Alika Williams, but Simon did not stop at third and turned the corner to score and give Bowling Green a 1-0 lead.
Jersey Shore tied it up on an RBI single in the fifth and both teams combined for one hit sending the game to extras. Anthony Molina worked a 1-2-3 10th for the Hot Rods to set up Heriberto Hernandez as the extra runner in the bottom half. Hernandez moved to third on a ground out that was the second out in the frame, and Hiott sent a 1-0 pitch to short that hopped over the arm of Casey Martin, and the fielding error allowed Hernandez to score the winning run in a 2-1 walk-off victory.
Workman threw 5.0 innings in his Bowling Green debut, allowing one run on six hits while striking out six and walking one in a no-decision. Nathan Wiles threw 3.0 perfect innings with four strikeouts. Anthony Molina (2-0) earned the win in 2.0 innings of work with one hit and one strikeout.
Notes: The Hot Rods walked it off for the third time this season… It was the second walk-off win of the series… Friday’s win was the sixth walk-off the Hot Rods have been a part of in the last three weeks… The Hot Rods took their fifth win when outhit by the opponent and second of the series… Wiles became the third Hot Rods pitcher to switch between the rotation and the bullpen… He had the longest perfect outing out of the bullpen for Bowling Green this season… Basabe extended his hit streak to 14 games… His streak is one shy of the longest SAL hit streak of the season… Simon stole his 13th base of the season in the third… He moved into sole possession of third in the league in stolen bases… He was also caught stealing for the first time this season... Hot Rods RH Seth Johnson (0-1, 2.08) will take the mound against BlueClaws RH Mick Abel (1-2, 3.00)… It’s a battle of two of the top pitching prospects in the SAL… First pitch is set for 6:35 pm CT… Saturday’s game will be available to fans to watch on MiLB.tv with the voice of the Hot Rods, Shawn Murnin… Fans can listen into the game on Talk 104.1 FM and 930 AM WKCT with Josh Sperber and Matthew Hargrove beginning with the Hot Rods Pregame Show at 6:20 PM CDT… Fans can also listen in via the MiLB First Pitch app on Android and IOS, or go to the Hot Rods website at www.bghotrods.com.
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