Omega Sports Report:Bowling Green continues their assault/onslaught on Greensboro Grasshopper pitching with 10-4 Friday win at FNB Field(BG 21 hits Thursday/BG with 16 hits and 16 K’s from BG pitching on Friday)

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Final from Friday night at First National Bank Field:
Bowling Green Hot Rods 10, Greensboro Grasshoppers 4
WP:Seth Johnson(1-1)
LP:Adrian Florencio(1-5)
Hoppers(15-21)/Hot Rods(23-13)

Hot Rods' line:10-16-1
Hoppers' line:  4- 7-1

Hoppers’ hitters:Endy Rodriguez 2-4/HR/2 Runs…Sammy Siani 2-4/HR…Matt Gorski 1-3/Double/BB/Run…Yoyner Fajardo 1-4/Double…Jacob Gonzalez 1-4/RBI…Jackson Glenn 0-3/BB…

Hot Rods’ hitters:The Bowling Green Hot Rods followed up Thursday night’s onslaught with 16 more hits on Friday night…Twenty-one(21) Hot Rod Hits on Thursday, and sixteen more on Friday…Quick math, but that’s a total of 37 hits, over the two-night stretch…You can go right down the BG Hot Rods’ lineup….Ronny Simon 1-5, Alika Williams 2-4, Diego Infante 2-5, Kyle Manzardo 1-5, Osleivis Basabe 3-5, Alexander Ovalles 2-5, Matthew Dyer 2-4, Logan Driscoll 1-5, Garrett Hoitt 2-4…That’s everybody hitting right there…All nine starters getting hits…And sixteen total…And that makes a difference…Plus they had plenty of extra base hits with Doubles from Manzardo, Simon, and Williams…BG had home runs from Basabe and Hiott…

Lots of hitting from the BG Hot Rods bats, and then there was the Bowling Green pitching….BG starter Seth Johnson, from Concord, N.C. and from Campbell University, Johnson went five innings for the Rods, and he struck out 11 Hoppers…Reliever Graeme Stinson came on for Johnson, and Stinson worked 2 1/3 innings, and he struck out 5 more Grasshoppers…A total of 16 strikeouts from the Hot Rods pitching staff, and the staff, including finisher Nomar Rojas, struck out 16 and only walked two Hopper batters on Friday night….

That pretty much tells the story right there…The Bowling Green Hot Rods with 16 hits, and their pitching staff with 16 strikeouts, that’s a pretty tough combination to overcome….

For the Steak n Shake Players of the Game from the Grasshoppers, we will go with Endy Rodriguez and Sammy Siani…

Time of Game-2:35

from Jeff Mills, with

Hot Rods flex offensive muscle in win over Hoppers
Endy Rodriguez and Sammy Siani hit home runs in loss for Greensboro.

GREENSBORO Winning pitcher Seth Johnson walked none and struck out 11 in five innings, and Bowling Green’s offense collected 16 more hits as the Hot Rods beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 10-4 at First National Bank Field on Friday night.

Osleivis Basabe went 2-for-5 with a home run to lead Bowling Green, which has 37 hits in back-to-back wins over the Hoppers. All nine players in the Hot Rods lineup Friday had at least one hit.

Johnson (1-1) struck out every Hoppers hitter at least once. The right-hander ranks seventh in the South Atlantic League with 41 strikeouts in 27 innings. Johnson gave up just three hits Friday, including two solo home runs.

Pirates prospects Endy Rodriguez and Sammy Siani hit those blasts for Greensboro.

Rodriguez started at catcher and went 2-for-4 with a 438-foot home run that sailed over the netting in right field and landed across Eugene Street. The versatile 21-year-old is rated by MLB Pipeline as Pittsburgh’s No. 7 prospect, and he has played four positions ? catcher, first base, second base and left field ? so far this season.

Siani, a 21-year-old outfielder, also went 2-for-4 and hit his fourth home run of the season, another shot high over the right-field fence. Siani was the 37th overall pick in the 2019 draft, a high school player selected between the first and second rounds.

Center fielder Matt Gorski stayed hot, going 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Gorski, coming off back-to-back two-homer games, raised his batting average to .288. The 24-year-old has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, and he has been on base in 32 of 35 games played.

Gorski leads the South Atlantic league in home runs (14), RBIs (33), runs scored (31), slugging percentage (.703) and OPS (1.080).

Jacob Gonzalez hit an RBI single for the Hoppers, and lead-off hitter Yoyner Fajardo went 1-for-4 with a double.

Losing pitcher Adrian Florencio(1-5) struck out five in three innings, but he was tagged for four runs in the second inning when the Hot Rods sent nine batters to the plate. Florencio struck out the side in the third inning, the only one-two-three inning of the game for Hoppers pitching.

**********Next Up:Greensboro Grasshoppers vs. Bowling Green Hot Rods, Saturday night at 6:30pm, at First National Bank Field…If you can’t make it to the game you can Listen Live, when you CLICK HERE….**********

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