Geneva, IL - Continuing their best baseball of the season, the Bowling Green Hot Rods won their season series rubbermatch with the Kane County Cougars by a score of 3-2 on Friday night at Northwestern Medicine Field.
With all three games in the series being decided by two runs or less, Bowling Green got the scoring started in the first inning on a RBI single from second basemen Miles Mastrobuoni to put the Hot Rods on top early.
The teams then traded runs in their halves of the third and fourth innings, with the Hot Rods getting a sacrifice fly from catcher Danny De La Calle in the top of the fourth inning as their eventual game-winning run.
Bowling Green also got a RBI single by outfielder Garrett Whitley in the third inning.
Fortunately for the Hot Rods, the offense was just enough for their trio of pitchers.
Starter Kenny Rosenberg gave up two runs and struck out five in four innings while righty Jayson McKinley (W, 2-0) earned the win in relief with three scoreless innings.
To secure the win for the Hot Rods and McKinley, righty Reimin Ramos (S, 4) notched the save with two scoreless frames.
For the Hot Rods pitching staff, it was the tenth time they've given up three runs or less in the last twelve games.
Offensively, Mastrobuoni paced the offense with three hits while Whitley and infielder Robbie Tenerowicz each had two hits.
With the win, the Hot Rods have now won three straight series and have 11 wins in their last 12 games overall. They have also won their last five games decided by one run.
Against Kane County, Bowling Green has now won the last three season series.
The Hot Rods will try to continue their winning ways on Saturday during their six-game roadtrip against the Western Division with the opener a three-game set against the Clinton LumberKings.
Bowling Green will send RHP Chris Pike to the mound while Clinton will counter with a pitcher that is still to be determined.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 PM. All games during this roadtrip will be played in central time.
You can also listen in to Play-by-Play Broadcaster Alex Cohen for all the games on www.williecountry.com (Click on BG Listen Live) or on Willie 107.9/AM 1340 in Southcentral Kentucky.
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