Bowling Green, KY – The Bowling Green Hot Rods (30-25) dropped their fourth straight game Saturday night, falling to the South Bend Silver Hawks (36-17) 7-0 at Bowling Green Ballpark. The Silver Hawks used two early two-run home runs to cruise to the win. Luke Maile and Leonardo Reginatto each had two hits in the loss for the Hot Rods.
Brandon Drury and Rudy Flores each hit a two-run home run in the first two innings, respectively, off Hot Rods starter Reinaldo Lopez. That set the tone for the entire game as the Silver Hawks never looked back. South Bend added three runs in the top of the fifth inning to take their 7-0 lead.
Meanwhile, the Hot Rods never had a runner reach second base, managing only four singles on the night against South Bend pitchers Kyle Winkler and Blake Perry. The loss brings the Hot Rods to five games over .500 for the first time since April 12 when the team was 7-2.
Bowling Green and South Bend are back in action for the third game of this four-game series on Sunday at 5:05 PM from Bowling Green Ballpark. The Hot Rods will give the start to RHP Taylor Guerrieri (3-1, 2.08), while the Silver Hawks will counter with RHP Brad Allen (1-1, 3.48). The Forever Communications Pregame Show begins at 4:35 PM CDT on the Hot Rods Radio Network (1340 “The Ticket” WBGN-AM and 1340WBGN.com).
Sunday’s promotions lineup has multiple canine components to it. With the purchase of a box seat ticket, fans can bring their dogs to ballpark for free as a part of Bark at the Park 2013. Sunday also features an appearance by nationally-renowned Jake the Diamond Dog. For more promotional information on this Hot Rods homestand and to secure your tickets, call the Hot Rods at (270) 901-2121 or visit BGHotRods.com.