Hot Rods Take Gm1 From Kane County 7-4

April 30, 2016

"That was a key at-bat for him," Ruiz said. "He hit that ball hard. He's been swinging the bat better. He was working earlier with our hitting coach and he's doing a better job. He's hitting second so he can see more fastballs. Hopefully he can continue to swing the bat better."

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media) April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitcher Henry Centeno (33) during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods third baseman Peter Maris (1) bobbles the ball during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media) April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods third baseman Peter Maris (1) bobbles the ball during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media) April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods left fielder Manny Sanchez (17) during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods catcher Brett Sullivan (8) leaps to get the ball as Kane County Cougars left fielder Matt McPhearson (6) slides home safe during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media) April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods catcher Brett Sullivan (8) leaps to get the ball as Kane County Cougars left fielder Matt McPhearson (6) slides home safe during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods third baseman Peter Maris (1) tags Kane County Cougars outfielder Zach Nehrir (19) out trying to steal second during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media) April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods third baseman Peter Maris (1) tags Kane County Cougars outfielder Zach Nehrir (19) out trying to steal second during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Jake Cronenworth (2) during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media) April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Jake Cronenworth (2) during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods center fielder Angel Moreno (18) drives one deep during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media) April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods center fielder Angel Moreno (18) drives one deep during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Brandon Lowe (5) is met at the dugout during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media) April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Brandon Lowe (5)  is met at the dugout during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods third baseman Kevin Padlo (11) is met by Bowling Green Hot Rods manager Reinaldo Ruiz (19) after rounding third during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media) April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods third baseman Kevin Padlo (11) is met by Bowling Green Hot Rods manager Reinaldo Ruiz (19) after rounding third during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods third baseman Peter Maris (1) gives high fives to both Bowling Green Hot Rods center fielder Angel Moreno (18) and Bowling Green Hot Rods third baseman Kevin Padlo (11) during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media) April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods third baseman Peter Maris (1) gives high fives to both Bowling Green Hot Rods center fielder Angel Moreno (18) and Bowling Green Hot Rods third baseman Kevin Padlo (11) during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitcher Henry Centeno (33) had six strike outs during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media) April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitcher Henry Centeno (33) had six strike outs during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitcher Henry Centeno (33) with a strong outing during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media) April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitcher Henry Centeno (33) with a strong outing during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods center fielder Zacrey Law (6) makes a nice leaping catch during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods center fielder Zacrey Law (6) makes a nice leaping catch during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 The ball from left field to Bowling Green Hot Rods catcher Brett Sullivan (8) is late as Kane County Cougars second baseman Galli Cribbs (1) slides into home during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)  April 29, 2016 The ball from left field to Bowling Green Hot Rods catcher Brett Sullivan (8) is late as Kane County Cougars second baseman Galli Cribbs (1) slides into home during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods left fielder Manny Sanchez (17) sprints down the first base line during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media) April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods left fielder Manny Sanchez (17) sprints down the first base line during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitcher Henry Centeno (33) is relieved after 5 and 2/3 innings of great pitching during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media) April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitcher Henry Centeno (33) is relieved after 5 and 2/3 innings of great pitching during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media) April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods third baseman Kevin Padlo (11) throw on the run to first during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 Kane County Cougars second baseman Galli Cribbs (1) gets tagged out by Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Jake Cronenworth (2) during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media) April 29, 2016 Kane County Cougars second baseman Galli Cribbs (1) gets tagged out by Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Jake Cronenworth (2) during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media) April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods slides home safely during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media) April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitcher Tyler Brashears (15) comes in in middle relief during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29MiLB 2016: Cougars vs Hot Rods APRIL 29April 29, 2016 during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media) April 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitcher Ian Gibaut (34) gets the save during a MiLB game between the Kane County Cougars vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sports Media)