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Murphy Turns Six No-Hit Innings, Bowling Green Splits Doubleheader

Murphy Turns Six No-Hit Innings, Bowling Green Splits Doubleheader

    Bowling Green Hot Rods

July 11, 2024 – South Atlantic League (SAL)
Press Release Bowling Green Hot Rods

Bowling Green, Kentucky – The Bowling Green Hot Rods (11-5, 47-35) won the first game 2-1 and won the second game 7-2 in a doubleheader against the Hickory Crawdads (8-9, 36-47) on Wednesday at Bowling Green Ballpark.


In Game One, Bowling Green scored in the bottom of the first inning against Crawdads starter DJ McCarty. Xavier Isaac hit a solo homerun to right field, giving the Hot Rods a 1-0 lead.

The Crawdads responded in the second inning, facing Hot Rods starter Duncan Davitt. Gleider Figuereo hit a solo home run to tie the score at 1-1. In the fourth inning, Quincy Scott doubled and advanced to third on a fly-out by Marco Soto. Marcus Smith singled, scoring Scott from third and giving the Crawdads a 2-1 lead.

The Hot Rods loaded the bases in the seventh inning but failed to score, making the game 2-1.

McCarty (1-4) earned the win after 5.2 innings of work, surrendering one run on five hits, walking two and striking out six. Daviit (5-6) was handed the loss after 5.1 innings of work, surrendering two runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out five. Rodriguez (1) earned the save after 0.1 scoreless inning, walking one and striking out one.

In Game Two, Bolidos jumped ahead in the first inning with Hickory starter Kohl Drake on the mound. Brayden Taylor singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Taylor advanced to third on another wild pitch and scored on a Tre’ Morgan single to right to give Bowling Green a 1-0 lead. Cooper Kinney singled, moving Morgan to third and putting runners on the corners. Kinney was caught stealing second, allowing Morgan to score and extend the lead to 2-0.

In the second inning, Bowling Green added another run with Drake still on the mound. Ricardo Genoves doubled and scored on a triple by Taylor, increasing the Bolidos lead to 3-0.

Bowling Green scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning against Drake. Genoves walked and scored on a Spikes two-run blast, extending the Bolidos lead to 5-0. Bowling Green scored two more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, while Hickory scored two in the top of the seventh inning, ending in a 7-2 Bolidos victory.

Chandler Murphy (2-1) earned the win after throwing 6.0 scoreless innings, allowing no hits and striking out five. Drake (2-1) was handed the loss after throwing 4.1 innings, allowing five runs on six hits and two walks and striking out six.

Bowling Green and Hickory will play game three of a six-game series on Thursday at Bowling Green Ballpark, with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 CT PM. The Hot Rods will send RHP Yoniel Curet (4-7, 3.95) to the field, while Hickory will start LHP Mitch Bratt (5-4, 3.52).

Fans can follow all of the action by watching on MiLB.tv, listening on the MiLB First Pitch App and BGHotRods.com. Fans can also secure their seats for future Hot Rods home games by calling (270) 901-2121, visiting the Bowling Green Ballpark box office during normal business hours or visiting www.bghotrods.com.

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