Captains run over by Hot Rods, 22-12
The Bowling Green Hot Rods sent 16 men to the plate in the top half of the ninth inning and scored 11 runs en route to the 22-12 victory over the Captains on Sunday afternoon in Eastlake. Before the big inning, the score was 11-10 BG heading to the ninth.
In the first inning, The Captains took the early lead. Luigi Rodriguez started the rally with a slap single to center. Rodriguez stole second base. Alex Monsalve was hit by the pich. Rodriguez stole third and Monsalve stole advanced to second on a wild pitch. Alex Lavisky knocked in Rodriguez on a groundout to first base. Jordan Smith then got a base hit with two outs scoring Alex Monsalve.
In the second Inning the Hot Rods got on the board as they hit their first of five homeruns on the afternoon. Jeff Malm unloaded a solo shot cutting the lead to 2-1. In the third BG hit back-to-back homers by Tyler Goedell and Ryan Brett and led the game 3-2.
The Captains tied the game in the bottom of the half inning when Jordan Smith Tripled and scored on the single by Bryson Myles. In the bottom of the fifth the Captain trailed by one, and scored two runs. The big hits in the inning came with two outs. Jerrud Sabourin and Todd Hankins each got a two out RBI base hit to jolt the Captains into a 6-4 lead.
In the Seventh Inning the Hot Rods took the lead back. Two runners were on with two outs. Todd Glaesmann then blasted a three run homerun to left field. The score was 7-6 BG. In the bottom half of the Inning Lake County got the lead right back after runners were on second and third and then Rodriguez doubled to the left center field gap. The two RBI’s put gave the Captains an 8-7 lead.
Bowling Green was far from done. With one out in the bases full Tyler Goeddel unleashed his second homer of the day a Grand Slam. That put the Hot Rods up 11-8. In the bottom half of the eighth saw the Captains blast back-to-back homers themselves. Alex Lavisky homered to left field, and Jordan Smith homered to right field cutting the lead to 11-10. Patric Tolentino batted in the bottom of the ninth and hit his first professional homerun to the bleachers in left field. That made the score 22-12.
Captains starter Cody Anderson (0-0) did not factor in the decision. Anderson pitched 5.0 innings and gave up seven hits. He allowed four runs, all earned. Anderson allowed one free pass and struck out three. Anderson also allowed three homeruns in the game. Kyle Blair entered and pitched 3.1 innings allowing 10 hits, 11 Runs, all earned. He also surrendered two walks and three homeruns. Jeff Johnson entered and pitched 0.2 innings 6 hits 5 ER, 1 BB, and 1 K.
The Hot Rods starting pitcher Roberto Gomez (0-0) did not factor in the decision after pitching four innings seven hits, four earned runs a walk and two strikeouts. The Hot Rods used four relief pitchers in the game. Jake Partridge (1-0) got the win after pitching 0.2 IP with a walk and a strikeout.
The Captains continue the opening home stand of the season on Monday Night as the West Michigan White Caps come to Classic Park. The Captains will send Felix Sterling (0-0,2.70) to the hill to face Josue Carreno (0-2, 7.71) for the White Caps. First pitch will be at 6:30pm.
Brings to mind a couple of UDFA that were released in the last two years (Kaminsky & Rucinski) after good summers.