The Game: The Bowling Green Hot Rods fell to the Great Lakes Loons 2-1 on Thursday at Bowling Green Ballpark. The loss game despite a dazzling season high strikeout performance by Alex Colome.
Great Lakes took the lead in the first inning. Christian Lara singled to right to lead off the game. Lara advanced through the bases with the help of Rafael Ynoa and Brian Cavazos-Galvez. Lara then scored on a passed ball to give them a 1-0 lead.
The Hot Rods tied the game in the sixth inning. Chris Murrill got things going with a triple to right. Murrill later scored on a balk to tie the game 1-1.
Great Lakes picked up the game winning run in the eighth inning. Blake Smith delivered a solo home run to left to give the Loons the 2-1 margin of victory.
Alex Colome was charged with the loss, pitching 8 innings and allowing 2 runs on 5 hits with 9 strikeouts and a walk. Alex Koronis pitched a no-hit ninth with a strikeout.
Hot Rods Player of the Game: Alex Colome; recorded a season high nine strikeouts.
RP Top Prospect Watch:
Tyler Bortnick: 0 for 4.
Alex Colome: 2 runs on 5 hits with 9 strikeouts and a walk in 8 innings.
Ty Morrison: 0 for 3.
A Look Ahead: The Hot Rods (5-16) kick off a four game series against the Dayton Dragons (10-11) on Friday night. Shane Dyer (1-1, 1.57) will start against Josh Ravin.