BOWLING GREEN, KY. – Bowling Green didn’t create a ton of chances Saturday night, but made the most of what it was given in a 7-4 win over South Bend.
Cubs starting pitcher Casey Bloomquist worked four innings, giving up just four hits, but was on the hook four five runs – only one was earned – and struck out seven. A bases loaded hit-by-pitch gave the Hot Rods its first run in the second, then Jake Cronenworth brought home three runs with a triple. Combined with an error to start things off, and South Bend was digging a hole.
Brett Sullivan later hit his 10th homer of the season and added a double for the Hot Rods, which moved to 30-31 on the year. David Rodriguez drove in two runs.
Taylor Hawkins worked six innings and gave up three runs for the home team.
Eloy Jimenez doubled and collected two RBIs for the Cubs (37-24), which also had RBIs from Donnie Dewees and Tyler Alamo.
The two teams meet again Sunday at 5:05 p.m.