The Game: The Bowling Green Hot Rods fell to the Great Lakes Loons 7-4 on Wednesday night at Bowling Green Ballpark.
Great Lakes posted the first run of the game in the fourth inning. Angelo Songco walked to get things started. JT Wise followed with an RBI double to take a 1-0 lead.
The Loons added to their total in the sixth inning. Rafael Ynoa led off with a single to third. Angelo Songco drove him home with a single to center to increase the lead 2-0.
The Hot Rods battled back to take the lead in the eighth inning. Dustin Biell was hit by a pitch to start the inning. Tyler Bortnick moved Biell to third with a double to center. Both runners scored on a two run double by Brett Nommensen. Eli Sonoqui then singled to right to score Nommensen. Chris Murrill replaced Sonoqui as a pinch runner and stole second and later third. Murrill would then score on a single by Ryan Wiegand to take a 4-2 lead.
The Loons would then strike for five runs in the ninth inning as the Hot Rods fell 7-4.
Kyle Lobstein pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits with 3 strikeouts and 3 walks. Mavares pitched 2 1/3 innings and allowed no runs on a hit with 3 strikeouts. Scott Shuman was charged with a bad save and eventually the loss for allowing 5 runs on 4 hits with 2 strikeouts and 2 walks.
RP Top Prospect Watch:
Tyler Bortnick: 1 for 4 with a double and a run scored.
Kyle Lobstein: 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits with 3 strikeouts and 3 walks in 5 2/3 innings.
Ty Morrison: 0 for 4