BOWLING GREEN, KY- The Bowling Green Hot Rods (42-26, 80-56) kept their second-half Eastern Division hopes alive with a 5-3 win over the Lake County Captains (31-37, 54-81) on Saturday night. A three run fifth inning was the big blow to the Captains.
To open the final series of the season, it was two southpaws that faced off against each other. Luis Lugo was on the mound for the Captains as he was opposed by Kevin Brandt for the Hot Rods.
Both pitchers put zeroes on the board for the first three innings until the Captains broke through in the fourth inning. Designated hitter Jeremy Lucas laced a one-out single to right field and scored on catcher Eric Haase’s 22nd double of the year.
Bowling Green tied the game in the bottom half of the frame. Third baseman Tyler Goeddel opened the inning with a walk and then he stole second base. Designated hitter Justin O’Conner singled home Goeddel for his 56th RBI of the campaign.
Lake County left fielder Nick Hamilton hit his first professional...