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Haas And Jones Have Multi-Hit Games, Hot Rods Shut Out Drive 6-0

April 12, 2024 - South Atlantic League (SAL)
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Bowling Green, Kentucky - The Bowling Green Hot Rods (4-3) pitching staff tossed a shutout performance, while the offense backed them up for a 6-0 shutout win over the Greenville Drive (2-5) on Friday at Fluor Field in Greenville South Carolina.

Bowling Green began the scoring in the top of the second inning against Greenville starter Luis Perales. Brock Jones started the action with a one-out double. Hunter Haas followed with a double of his own, scoring Jones to take the lead, 1-0. Blake Robertson added to their lead with an RBI single, driving in Haas to make it 2-0.

Two more runs came around to score in the top of the fourth for the Hot Rods with Perales still on the mound. Tatem Levins led off the inning with a single and advanced to third on a base hit from Jones. Jhon Diaz reached on an error at first base by Eduardo Lopez, scoring Jones, increasing the Hot Rods lead to 4-0. Diaz stole second and Ryan Spikes singled to left, scoring Diaz, making it a 5-0 advantage for Bowling Green.

The Hot Rods drove in one more run in the top of the ninth against Drive reliever Cade Feeney. Haas doubled and stole third. Robertson grounded out to second, scoring Haas to make it a 6-0 lead. That would be all the offense for both teams, ending in a 6-0, shutout victory for the Hot Rods.

Jake Christianson (1-1) picked up his first win of the season, tossing 3.0 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out four. Perales (0-1) took his first loss of the season, working through 4.0 innings, surrendering five runs (two earned) on seven hits while striking out four.

The Hot Rods and Drive will continue their six-game series with the penultimate game on Saturday with a 6:05 CT first pitch. Bowling Green will send out RHP Yoniel Curet (0-0, 0.00) against Greenville RHP Connelly Early (0-0, 0.00).

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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