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Hot Rods Can't Hold off Drive, Drop Finale 6-4

April 14, 2024 - South Atlantic League (SAL)
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Bowling Green, Kentucky - The Bowling Green Hot Rods (5-4) took an early lead, but they couldn't hold off the Greenville Drive (3-6), losing 6-4 in the series finale on Sunday at Fluor Field in Greenville, South Carolina.

The day started off hot for the Hot Rods, plating three runs in the top of the first against Drive starter Hayden Mullins. Chandler Simpson and Brayden Taylor led off the inning with singles. Xavier Isaac stepped into the batter's box and knocked a base-hit into right, scoring Simpson, advancing Taylor to third, making it a 1-0 Hot Rods lead. Isaac stole second, and Kinney singled to right, scoring both runners to cap off a 3-0 lead after one inning.

Greenville responded with three runs in the bottom of the third inning against Bowling Green starter Duncan Davitt. Miguel Ugueto led off the inning with a single and scored on a double from Tyler Miller, making it 3-1. Cutter Coffey drove in Miller with a base hit, and Kristian Campbell brought in Coffey on an RBI double, tying the game 3-3.

The Hot Rods regained the lead in the top of the fifth against Drive reliever Nathan Landry. Simpson led off with a single and Taylor walked. Both runners took the next base on a double steal. Kinney grounded out to second, plating Simpson for a 4-3 lead.

The Drive drove in two runs in the bottom of the fifth against Hot Rods reliever Sandy Gaston. Coffey led off with a double and Campbell walked. Allan Castro grounded out to second, moving runners to second and third. Ronald Rosario grounded out to second, scoring Coffey, tying the game 4-4. Luis Ravelo doubled to right, driving in Campbell to take a 5-4 lead.

Castro tripled in the bottom of the seventh against Hot Rods reliever Jack Hartman, and on a throwing error from Jhon Diaz in left, scored an insurance run for the Drive, pushing their lead to 6-4. Bowling Green couldn't score the rest of the way, dropping the series finale 6-4.

Landry (1-0) worked through 2.1 innings, allowing one run on one hit, walking one and striking out two in his first win of the season. Gaston (0-1) tossed 1.0 inning, surrendering two runs on one hit, walking three and striking out one in his first loss of the year. Caleb Bolden (1) finished the final 0.2 innings with no hits, no runs, one walk, and one strikeout in his first save.

The Hot Rods return home to take on the Winston-Salem Dash in a six-game series at Bowling Green Ballpark on Tuesday with a 6:05 CT first pitch.

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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