Bowling Green, KY – On a Monday when two games were completed, Ryan Dunn made Hot Rods history with his second straight walk-off home run in a 4-1 14-inning victory that was followed by a 9-7 loss for the Bowling Green Hot Rods (21-10, 59-40) against the Beloit Snappers (18-12, 61-39). Dunn’s second consecutive game-ending shot finished a game that was suspended in a tie due to rain on Sunday.
Monday’s action began in the top of the eleventh with scoreless play continuing from the suspended game until the walk-off hit. Ryan Garton pitched all four innings of the resumption and left three Snappers in scoring position. In the bottom of the 14th, Ryan Dunn lifted a three-run home run to left field, guaranteeing a winning series against Beloit.
In the regularly-scheduled nine-inning contest, Bowling Green carried its momentum from the walk-off to a 7-2 lead. The Hot Rods struck for three runs in the first inning on RBI hits from Leonardo Reginatto and Marty Gantt. Beloit cut the difference to one run by the middle of the fifth before the Hot Rods put together another big rally. Gantt’s triple set up a four-run rally that provided the Hot Rods a five-run cushion.
The lead held through the eighth but was erased in a furious ninth-inning surge by the Snappers. Beloit’s first six hitters of the ninth reached successfully, with three runs scoring on Nick Sawyer to drop the deficit to 7-5. Marcus Jensen inherited a bases-loaded jam and allowed a go-ahead grand slam off the bat of Nick Rickles. The Hot Rods were retired in order in the home half of the ninth to finish the game and the series.