Bowling Green, KY - Continuing a six-game homestand finishing up three-game set against the Burlington Bees, the Bowling Green Hot Rods took the season series with a 9-7 win on Friday night at Bowling Green Ballpark.
The Hot Rods took an early lead in the second inning and never looked back, getting a RBI double by third basemen Adrian Rondon and a two-run single from catcher Danny De La Calle to go up 3-0.
With Burlington scoring a run in the third and two runs in the fourth inning, Bowling Green duplicated that output with a RBI triple from infielder Robbie Tenerowicz and a run along with a RBI single from outfielder Jesus Sanchez to go up 6-3.
Sanchez led the Hot Rods offensive attack with three hits.
After the Bees scoring a run in the sixth to cut their deficit to two, the Hot Rods scored three insurance runs in the eighth inning led by a RBI triple from shortstop Lucius Fox to go up for good.
Burlington scored the final three runs of the game in the top of the ninth on a three-run homer from infielder Richie Fetcheau.
On the pitching side, righty Jayson McKinley got the win in relief after relieving starter Kenny Rosenberg in the fourth inning after he was hit with an errant throw.
McKinley gave up a run in 2.1 innings of work, earned his third win in as many relief appearances. His was secured by righty Spencer Moran , who notched his first save of the season.
Those trio of pitchers along with righty Reimin Ramos combined to strike out 16 Bees hitters, the most for the Hot Rods pitching staff since they struck out 18 Fort Wayne TinCaps hitters on opening night this year.
With the win, the Hot Rods secured their third straight series win at home and third straight series season victory against the Bees. They are now 9-1 in their last ten games at Bowling Green Ballpark.
The Hot Rods will try to continue their winning ways at Bowling Green Ballpark with their series opener against the Peoria Chiefs on Saturday night.
Bowling Green will send righty Chris Pike the mound while the Chiefs will counter with a pitcher that is still to be determined.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 PM.
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