Hot Rods Red Hot, Win Eighth Straight

Bowling Green one win away from tying franchise-record

By Bowling Green Hot Rods Media Relations / Bowling Green Hot Rods | July 9, 2017 8:49 PM ET

Bowling Green, KY - To continue a four-game series with the Great Lakes Loons, the Bowling Green Hot Rods increased their season-long win streak to eight games with a 7-2 on Sunday afternoon at Bowling Green Ballpark.

On the pitching side, the Hot Rods got another dominant start from Adrian Navas (W, 6-8). For the second straight start, Navas went seven innings, this time giving up just two runs on six hits with seven strikeouts for his second straight victory.

His only blemish of the game was serving up a two-run homer to Loons outfielder Carlos Rincon in the fourth inning.

To secure the win for Pike and the Hot Rods, righty Reimin Ramos came in and shutout the Loons through the final two innings.

Offensively, the Hot Rods the scoring started in the first inning on a RBI single from outfielder Jesus Sanchez and a two-run homer by outfielder Garrett Whitley.

The homer for Whitley was his second in as many games, third in his last four games and already his fourth roundtripper in the month of July.

He has seven homeruns this season.

Bowling Green tacked on a run in each of the second, third and fifth innings on a pair on a bases-loaded walk, bases-loaded hit-by-pitch and a sacrifice fly.

They scored their last run in the sixth inning on a RBI single by catcher Jonah Heim.

With the win, the Hot Rods have now won the first six games of their week-long homestand and have won eight straight games, their longest win streak of the season.

Bowling Green is one win away from tying their franchise-record winning streak of nine games set on three separate occasions, and twice last season in July.

With a win on Monday, the Hot Rods would sweep am entire seven-game homestand for the first time in franchise history.

They are now four-games over .500 (11-7) for the first time in the second half.

The Hot Rods will try to continue their winning ways on Sunday in Southcentral Kentucky with the last of four games against the Great Lakes Loons.  

Bowling Green will send righty Willy Ortiz mound while the Loons will counter with righty Dustin May.  

First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 PM.

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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