Bowling Green, KY - The Bowling Green Hot Rods (12-7, 50-37) lost their series finale 6-2 to the Lansing Lugnuts (3-15, 35-52) on Monday afternoon at Bowling Green Ballpark. Justin O'Conner broke up a shutout bid with his team-high seventh home run of the season to highlight a three-hit day. Jose Molina also performed well, pitching three scoreless innings in relief.
Lansing's runs all came with the long ball. Kevin Patterson hit a solo home run in the second inning that landed by Seventh Avenue behind the right field wall. Emilio Guerrero followed in the third with a two-run shot to left field. The scoring was capped by the Lugnuts after a Carlos Ramirez homer in the sixth. Ramirez's three-run blast marked the third home run allowed by Sean Bierman.
Molina followed Bierman with three scoreless innings to keep Lansing from adding to its advantage. O'Conner touched Tucker Donahue during the eighth inning by clearing the wall in left-center field to get the Hot Rods within 6-1. In the ninth, Joey Rickard led off the frame with a walk and was at third base for an RBI single from Andrew Toles for the final margin of 6-2.