Beloit, WI - In the finale of a three-game set at Pohlman Field, the Bowling Green Hot Rods clinched a series victory against the Beloit Snappers by a score of 6-2 on Sunday afternoon.
A night after losing in extra innings, the Hot Rods got a complete team effort, starting with starting pitcher Adrian Navas (W, 2-4). The 21-year-old righty struck out eight batters in five innings, while giving up two runs in his final frame on a two-run bloop single by Snappers infielder Nate Mondou.
Navas now has 18 strikeouts over his last two starts, spanning 11.0 innings.
The victory was secured for Navas by a standout relief appearance by Kenny Rosenberg (S, 1), who notched his first save of the season by shutting out the Snappers through the final four innings of the game.
Rosenberg struck out six batters, bringing his season total to 35 strikeouts in just 23.0 innings worked.
Between the two pitchers, they did not walk a single batter. It is the first game the Hot Rods pitchers have not walked a batter this season.
Offensively, the Hot Rods broke out for 14 hits and began their scoring in the fourth inning with five singles against Snappers righty Matt Milburn (L, 2-2). Outfielder Jesus Sanchez brought in the first two runs with a two-run single and first basemen Nathaniel Lowe chipped in with a RBI single to make the score 3-0.
For Sanchez, he finished the series with seven runs batted in during the three games.
Bowling Green got a RBI double by third basemen Mike Brosseau in the sixth inning and then a solo homer from Brosseau as part of a two-run surge in the eighth inning for their run insurance.
Along with second basemen Mike Mastrobuoni and shortstop Lucius Fox, Brosseau joined the trio and paced the Hot Rods offensive attack with three hits.
The 14 hits for the Hot Rods is their second highest total of the season. They also tied a season-high by drawing seven walks.
With the win, Bowling Green clinched their fourth series victory in five years against Beloit.
The Hot Rods will head back home and start the first of three games against the Quad Cities River Bandits in Southcentral Kentucky on Monday. Bowling Green will send RHP Ethan Clark to the mound while the River Bandits will counter with a starter that has yet to be determined.
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 www.williecountry.com (Click on BG Listen Live) or on AM 1340 and 97.1 Willie in Southcentral Kentucky.
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