Offense Leads Hot Rods to Series Win

Bowling Green wins first series against Quad Cities since 2013

By Bowling Green Hot Rods Media Relations / Bowling Green Hot Rods | May 10, 2017 3:31 PM ET


Bowling Green, KY - In the finale of a three-game set at Bowling Green Ballpark, the Bowling Green Hot Rods clinched their first series victory against Quad Cities River Bandits since the 2013 season with a 10-2 win on Wednesday afternoon.


Offensively, the Hot Rods churned out 10 runs on 15 hits, with both totals being their second-most of the season in their respective category.  

Bowling Green broke out early with three runs in the first inning against LHP Cionel Perez (L, 1-2). They got a RBI single by second basemen Mike Brosseau and a RBI double by shortstop Miles Mastrobuoni  while plating another run on a wild pitch.

One inning later, the Hot Rods duplicated their previous output with three more runs against Perez, getting a pair RBI singles by first basemen Nathaniel Lowe and third basemen Adrian Rondon as well as a sacrifice fly from Brosseau. 

The other four runs for Bowling Green came in the fifth inning with a run plated on an error and the rest on a three-run homer by catcher Rene Pinto .

For Pinto, the homer was his first of the year. It also traveled 413 feet, the longest homer for a Hot Rods player this season.

Overall, the Hot Rods were paced by three hits from both shortstop Lucius Fox and Lowe. The three-hit game for Fox was his second in a row and third in his last four games.

Outfielders Joshua Lowe and Robbie Tenerowicz along with Brosseau each had two hits.

On the pitching side, lefty Brock Burke improved to 4-0 on the year as he gave up just two runs (one earned) in 5.1 innings of work. Burke has given up one earned run or fewer in each of his six starts and has a 1.15 ERA in 25 IP.

Aside from Burke, the Hot Rods got 2.2 innings of scoreless relief from lefty Dalton Moats with righty Elias Torres tossing a scoreless ninth to end the game.

With the win, the Hot Rods clinched their second straight series win and their first against the River Bandits since the 2013 season.

The Hot Rods will continue their stretch at home with the opener of three games against the Cedar Rapids Kernals in Southcentral Kentucky on Thursday night. Bowling Green will send LHP Travis Ott  to the mound while the Kernals will counter with RHP Sean Poppen.

First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. central time at Bowling Green Ballpark.

You can also listen in to Play-by-Play Broadcaster Alex Cohen for all the games on (Click on BG Listen Live) or on AM 1340 and 97.1 Willie in Southcentral Kentucky.



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