June 4, 2011; Clemson, SC, USA; Coastal Carolina Chanticleers shorts stop Taylor Motter (7) throws to first base during the game against the Connecticut Huskies at the Clemson regional of the 2011 NCAA baseball tournament at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE

The Undercards: Carpenter Sharp, Sale 1 for 2 in Debut as Hot Rods Win 2-0


A short recap tonight, only covering one of the four games, but at least it was a good one.

Low-A Southern League: Bowling Green Hot Rods 2, Lake County Captains (CLE) 0

Both sides got just 4 hits in this one, but the Hot Rods made theirs count. Ryan Carpenter pitched very well for the Hot Rods, going 6 shutout innings allowing just 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 3. He also is reportedly throwing a cutter now. He’s a guy that deserves a write-up and look for that over the next few days. Carpenter got staked to a 1-0 lead in the 3rd. Josh Sale, playing in his first game at the Low-A level after struggling at Rookie ball in 2011, drew a walk and later advanced to second on a groundball and scored on a Ryan Brett RBI single. The Hot Rods added a second run in the 7th when Taylor Motter singled with 2 outs and nobody on, stole second base, and scored on Cameron Seitzer‘s RBI single. The Hot Rods went 2 for 5 (that’s .400, folks) with runners in scoring position. Jason McEachern and Charlie Cononie pitched the final three innings for the Hot Rods, allowing 1 combined hit, as they came away with a 2-0 win. The Hot Rods got four hits from four different players and all four of those players were involved in the two Bowling Green runs. Sale went 1 for 2 with a walk and a run scored while Brett and Motter both went 1 for 3 with a stolen base, with Motter scoring a run and Brett driving one in, and Seitzer went 1 for 3 with his RBI single. The Hot Rods improved to 16-13 on the season with the win.

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