Asheville, North Carolina – Luis Trevino hit a three-run homer and had four RBIs, helping the Bowling Green Hot Rods (14-10) to a 6-2 win over the Asheville Tourists (12-11) Sunday at McCormick Field in Asheville, North Carolina to close out a six-game series. Monday is an off-day across minor
Asheville, North Carolina – Luis Trevino hit a three-run homer and had four RBIs, helping the Bowling Green Hot Rods (14-10) to a 6-2 win over the Asheville Tourists (12-11) Sunday at McCormick Field in Asheville, North Carolina to close out a six-game series. Monday is an off-day across minor league baseball.
Asheville scored first in the bottom of the first inning against Hot Rods starter Jayden Murray. After two walks, Korey Lee singled to load the bases. Scott Schreiber hit into a fielder’s choice and an error by Bowling Green shortstop Greg Jones made it a 2-0 Tourists lead.
The Hot Rods jumped out to the lead in the top of the second inning against Asheville starter Matt Ruppenthal. He issued a leadoff walk to Evan Edwards and another to Niko Hulsizer with one out. Trevino drove everybody home with a three-run home run to give Bowling Green a 3-2 edge. The Hot Rods added another run in the top of the third with a leadoff home run by Jones to push the lead to 4-2.
With two outs in the top of the sixth, Bowling Green brought in a run against Asheville reliever Jimmy Endersby. Hulsizer hit a double to left-center, and in the next at-bat, Trevino drove him in to give the Hot Rods a three-run advantage, 5-2. Ruben Cardenas added a solo homer in the top of the seventh to add one final run and give the Hot Rods a 6-2 win.
Murray (2-0) tossed 5.0 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on one hit, while striking out four and walking two in a win. Tanner Dodson pitched 1.0 scoreless inning, striking out one, and surrendering one hit and one walk. Mikey York hurled 1.0 perfect inning while striking out two. Miller Hogan threw 1.0 perfect inning as well, while striking out one.
Notes: Cardenas extended his on-base streak to 20 games… He has reached in every game he has played this season… Cardenas also extended his hit streak to 10 games… He has homered in each of his last three games… Trevino played his first game at catcher this season for the Hot Rods… His three-run homer gave him his first multi-RBI game of the season… Trevino also collected his first multi-hit game of the year… Hulsizer has six hits this season… Five of those hits are doubles… Jones collected his fifth multi-hit game of the year… This is the second time he’s had three hits… Murray has gone 5.0 innings in each of his last three starts… His two walks tie a season-high, which he set in the series opener on Tuesday against Asheville… Every eligible hitter on the BG roster has a multi-RBI game… This was the first game this series that Bowling Green did not score first… This snaps a seven-game streak of scoring first… The Hot Rods have scored 21 runs in the third inning this year… That is the most in any inning of the 2021 campaign… BG is 4-5 in the navy blue unifroms… Monday is a league-wide off day… The Hot Rods start a 12 game homestand, starting with a six game series against the Rome Braves at Bowling Green Ballpark on Tuesday with a 6:35 PM CT first pitch… Fans can catch all of the action through the MiLB First Pitch app, tuning into WBGN 94.5 FM and 1340 AM, or visiting https://www.milb.com/bowling-green/fans/audio-listen-live.
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