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Davitt Tosses Seven Innings, Hot Rods Shut Out, 1-0

June 14, 2024 - South Atlantic League (SAL)
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Bowling Green, Kentucky - Duncan Davitt tied his career-high with seven innings, but the Bowling Green Hot Rods (33-28) were held to five hits in a 1-0 shutout loss to the Rome Emperors (33-26) on Friday from Bowling Green Ballpark.

Rome broke the scoreless tie in the top of the seventh facing Davitt. Jace Grady singled and stole second to put a runner in scoring position. E.J. Exposito notched a base hit to score Grady from second and make it 1-0.

In the bottom of the ninth, Colton Ledbetter singled and Tatem Levins walked against Rome reliever Jared Johnson, but Bowling Green still went scoreless to lose, 1-0.

Rome starter Lucas Braun (4-1) spun 7.0 innings of scoreless baseball, allowing four hits and striking out 12. Davitt (5-4) received the loss after surrendering one run, six hits, and six strikeouts over 7.0 frames. Jared Johnson (7) earned the save after tossing 1.0 scoreless inning, giving up one hit, a walk, and striking out one.

Bowling Green and Rome play the penultimate of a six-game set tomorrow at Bowling Green Ballpark with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 pm CT. RHP Trevor Martin (4-2, 5.01) gets the start for Bowling Green, while Rome sends out RHP Jhancarlos Lara (0-1, 4.82).

Fans can catch all the action by watching on, listening through the MiLB First Pitch App and Fans can also secure their seats for future home Hot Rods games by calling (270) 901-2121, visiting the Bowling Green Ballpark box office during normal business hours, or going to

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