Hot Rods Split Series With Great Lake Loons

June 01, 2016

Daily News- The Bowling Green Hot Rods wrapped up a six-game homestand Monday with a 5-1 win over the Great Lakes Loons at Bowling Green Ballpark.The Hot Rods started the scoring in the second inning with a two-run double from third basemen Kevin Padlo. After a solo homer from Loons second basemen Cristian Gomez in the third cut the Hot Rods lead in half, Bowling Green scored the final three runs of the game to roll to victory. In the fifth, the Hot Rods scored two runs on a fluke play.

After shortstop Jacob Cronenworth drew a two-out walk, Hot Rods second baseman Michael Russell's pop-up was lost in the sun by Loons shortstop Omar Estevez and dropped in for a hit. In an attempt to nail Cronenworth at the plate, Estevez sailed the throw home over the head of catcher Brant Whiting, which allowed both Cronenworth and Russell to score to give the Hot Rods a 4-1 lead. Bowling Green scored their final run in the seventh inning on a two-out RBI single from outfielder Joe McCarthy. 

The runs were more than enough for the Hot Rods pitching staff, led by starter Blake Bivens. In his first Midwest League start, Bivens gave up one run on three hits in five innings to earn the win. Bivens struck out five batters and walked one. 

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 27MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 27May 27, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Brandon Lowe (5) wait in the on deck circle during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 27, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Brandon Lowe (5) wait in the on deck circle during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 27MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 27May 27, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods right fielder Angel Perez (24) makes a diving catch during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 27, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods right fielder Angel Perez (24) makes a diving catch during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 27MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 27May 27, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Brandon Lowe (5) gets the slow roller on the run and flips in to the first baseman with his glove during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

May 27, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Brandon Lowe (5) gets the slow roller on the run and flips in to the first baseman with his glove during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 28MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 28May 28, 2016 during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 28, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitcher Jose Mujica (27) fist bumps with one of the Field of Dreams kids before they head out to the field during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 28MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 28May 28, 2016 Great Lakes Loons center fielder Deivy Castillo (46) makes a nice catch at the wall during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

May 28, 2016 Great Lakes Loons center fielder Deivy Castillo (46) makes a nice catch at the wall during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 28MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 28May 28, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods center fielder Zacrey Law (6) makes a great leaping catch at the wall during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

May 28, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods center fielder Zacrey Law (6) makes a leaping catch at the wall during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 28MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 28May 28, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Brandon Lowe (5) dives into third for a triple during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 28, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Brandon Lowe (5) dives into third for a triple during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 28MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 28May 28, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Brandon Lowe (5) dives into third for a triple during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 28, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Brandon Lowe (5) dives into third for a triple during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 29MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 29May 29, 2016 during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods fall 3-2 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 29, 2016 Kids participating in the Field of Dreams wait for the gates to open and cannot hold back their excitement during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods fall 3-2 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 29MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 29May 29, 2016 during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods fall 3-2 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 29, 2016 Players from the Bowling Green Hot Rods and from the Field of Dreams stand for the National Anthem during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods fall 3-2 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 29MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 29May 29, 2016 during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods fall 3-2 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 29, 2016 A Bowling Green Hot Rods fan gets a pie in the face from his son during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods fall 3-2 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 29MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 29May 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods catcher Brett Sullivan (8) is tagged out at home after a wild pitch during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods fall 3-2 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods catcher Brett Sullivan (8) is tagged out at home after a wild pitch during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods fall 3-2 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 29MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 29May 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods catcher Brett Sullivan (8) is gratulated by Bowling Green Hot Rods third baseman Kevin Padlo (11) after hitting a solo shot during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods fall 3-2 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods catcher Brett Sullivan (8) is gratulated by Bowling Green Hot Rods third baseman Kevin Padlo (11) after hitting a solo shot during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods fall 3-2 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 29MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 29May 29, 2016 Great Lakes Loons third baseman Brendon Davis (3) gets brushed back during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods fall 3-2 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 29, 2016 Great Lakes Loons third baseman Brendon Davis (3) gets brushed back during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods fall 3-2 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 29MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 29May 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods right fielder Angel Perez (24) at the wall during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods fall 3-2 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

May 29, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods right fielder Angel Perez (24) at the wall during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods fall 3-2 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 29MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 29May 29, 2016 Great Lakes Loons first baseman Edwin Rios (28) bobbles the ball but still makes the throw to first on time during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods fall 3-2 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 29, 2016 Great Lakes Loons first baseman Edwin Rios (28) bobbles the ball but still makes the throw to first on time during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. Hot Rods fall 3-2 (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30May 30, 2016 SGT Katherine Bolcar sings the National Anthem during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 30, 2016 SGT Katherine Bolcar From the 101 Airborne Division sings the National Anthem during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30May 30, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitcher Blake Bivens during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 30, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitcher Blake Bivens during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30May 30, 2016 during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 30, 2016 The teams trainer sits among the players as they watch during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30May 30, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Jake Cronenworth (2) slides safely into home during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 30, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Jake Cronenworth (2) slides safely into home during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30May 30, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods shortstop Michael Russell (22) dives into home on the inside the park HR during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 30, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods shortstop Michael Russell (22) dives into home on the inside the park HR during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30May 30, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitching coach Bill Moloney (37) watches the pitcher from the bat holder during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

May 30, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitching coach Bill Moloney (37) watches the pitcher from the bat holder during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30May 30, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Jake Cronenworth (2) makes a sliding grab deep in the whole and throws the runner out during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 30, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Jake Cronenworth (2) makes a sliding grab deep in the whole and throws the runner out during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30May 30, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods shortstop Michael Russell (22) during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 30, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods outfielder Joe McCarthy (31) during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30May 30, 2016 Blowing even a bigger bubble during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 30, 2016 Blowing even a bigger bubble during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30May 30, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Brandon Lowe (5) holds his arms up as the crowd cheers during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 30, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods second baseman Brandon Lowe (5) holds his arms up as the crowd cheers during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30MiLB 2016: Loons vs Hot Rods MAY 30May 30, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitcher Jose Mujica (27) gives Bowling Green Hot Rods catcher David Rodriguez (7) a high five during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) May 30, 2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods pitcher Jose Mujica (27) gives Bowling Green Hot Rods catcher David Rodriguez (7) a high five during a MiLB game between the Great Lake Loons vs the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)