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Tourists Beat Hot Rods 17-9 on Thursday

June 30, 2022

Asheville, North Carolina– Ronny Simon had four hits and two RBIs in the Bowling Green Hot Rods (3-3, 44-27) 17-9 loss to the Asheville Tourists (4-2, 30-41) on Thursday night. The two teams continue their series on Friday with a 5:35 PM CT first pitch from McCormick Field in Asheville,

Asheville, North Carolina– Ronny Simon had four hits and two RBIs in the Bowling Green Hot Rods (3-3, 44-27) 17-9 loss to the Asheville Tourists (4-2, 30-41) on Thursday night. The two teams continue their series on Friday with a 5:35 PM CT first pitch from McCormick Field in Asheville, North Carolina.

The Hot Rods jumped out to a 1-0 lead against Chayce McDermott in the first inning. Simon led off the game with a single and stole second. Kyle Manzardo singled to right, scoring Simon from second to give BG a 1-0 lead.

Bowling Green extended their lead in the second with McDermott still on the bump. With one out Tanner Murray was hit by a pitch and needed to leave the game, being replaced by Nate Soria. Luis Leon and Johan Lopez walked to load the bases for Simon, who doubled to right-center to give BG a 3-0 lead. Alika Williams grounded out to short, bringing in Lopez from third to extend the lead to 4-0.

The Tourists cut the lead to one with a three-run bottom of the third against Victor Muñoz, but the Hot rods extended it to three in the top of the fourth with a pair of runs to make it a 6-3 game. A five-run fourth and two-run fifth gave the Tourists a 10-6 lead.

Asheville padded their lead in the seventh with two runs to go up 12-6 before Diego Infante cut the lead to three with a three-run homer off Tourists reliever Hunter Peck in the top of the eighth. Asheville struck back in the bottom of the frame with another five-run inning, going on to win 17-9.

Patrick Wicklander threw 2.0 scoreless innings while allowing two hits with two walks and two strikeouts in a no-decision. Muñoz (1-2) took the loss, allowing eight runs (five earned) on nine hits with two strikeouts. Graeme Stinson let up two runs on four hits with a walk and four strikeouts in 2.1 innings of work. Nomar Rojas allowed seven runs over 1.2 innings with six hits and four walks. Cameron Leonard faced one batter, who he retired.

Notes: Manzardo extended his on-base streak to 22 games… It’s tied for the 15th longest streak in club history… He also had his 10th multi-hit game of the year… Manzardo has 10 multi-RBI games as well… Simon has a five-game hitting streak… It’s tied for the 15th longest streak in club history… Simon tied his season-high with four hits… It also ties the team-high… Simon has 16 multi-hit games this season… He also had his 12th multi-RBI game… Williams logged his 9th multi-RBI game of 2022… Infante had his second three-RBI game this year and his sixth multi-RBI effort… Asheville’s 21 hits were the second-most allowed in team history and the most by an opponent this season… Thursday’s time of game was 3:30 minutes, the longest game Bowling Green has played since the pitch clock was in full effect… It’s the third-longest game of the season behind the April 12 contest against Hickory (3:42) and the April 9 win against Asheville (3:40)… BG is now 3-2 in games that go more than three hours… BG finished the month of June 17-9… The Hot Rods and Tourists will play the fourth game of a six-game series on Friday… First pitch is set for 5:35 PM CT… Bowling Green will send LH Ben Brecht (0-0, 1.50) to the mound against LHP Juan Pablo Lopez (1-1, 10.72)… Fans can listen to the game on Talk 104.1 FM and 930 AM WKCT… Fans can listen via the MiLB First Pitch app on Android and IOS, or go to the Hot Rods website at www.bghotrods.com

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