The Game: The Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated the West Michigan White Caps 2-1 on Thursday night.
The Hot Rods took the lead right from the start. Dustin Biell singled to center to get things going. Biell stole second then later advanced to third on a ground ball by Dustin Biell. Eli Sonoqui drove home the run with a single to second to give the Hot Rods a 1-0 lead.
West Michigan fought back to tie the game in the fourth inning. Avisail Garcia doubled to center to start. Wade Gaynor advanced the runner with a single to short. Michael Rockett picked up an RBI with a sac fly to tie the game 1-1.
The Hot Rods secured the victory in the sixth inning. Eli Sonoqui led off the inning with a solo home run to right field to give them a 2-1 lead. Bowling Green's pitching squad held the opponents off the board to earn the victory.
Shane Dyer pitched 5 innings and allowed a run on 4 hits with 3 strikeouts and a walk. Alex Koronis improved to 2-0 with the win, pitching a no-hit inning with a strikeout. Matt Stabelfeld also pitched a no-hit inning, striking out 2 of 3. Kirby Yates recorded the save with 2 shut-out innings, allowing 1 hits with 4 strikeouts and a walk.
Hot Rods Player of the Game: Eli Sonoqui; 2 for 4 with the game winning home run and drove home both Hot Rods run.
RP Top Prospect Watch:
Tyler Bortnick: 1 for 4 with a double.
Ty Morrison: 0 for 3 with 2 strikeouts.
A Look Ahead: The Hot Rods (3-5) conclude the series against West Michigan (3-5) on Friday night. Wilking Rodriguez (0-0, 7.20) will start for Bowling Green facing Giovanni Soto (1-1, 1.80) for West Michigan.