Submitted by Bowling Green Hot Rods
Lansing -- Alan Strong spun seven scoreless innings as the Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated the Lansing Lugnuts 3-0 to secure a series win on Sunday at Cooley Law School Stadium. Bowling Green improves to 8-2 in the second half and 47-33 overall with the series finale set for Monday evening with a 6:05 p.m. CDT first pitch.
After being held without a hit through the first three innings and stranding runners at the corners in the fourth, the Hot Rods broke through against Lansing starter Sean Wymer in the fifth. With one out, Izzy Wilson singled to right and went to third when Osmy Gregorio did the same. Nate Soria executed a safety squeeze, with Wilson crossing the plate just ahead of the tag to make it a 1-0 game as Gregorio moved into second and Soria ended up at first. Ford Proctor doubled to left-center field in the next at-bat, driving in Gregorio to make it a 2-0 ballgame.
The Hot Rods plated another run in the in the sixth to chase Wymer from the game. Jonathan Aranda stroked a one-out single to left and went to second on an error by the short stop that allowed Jordan Qsar to reach at first. Gregorio singled to center, plating Aranda to make it a 3-0 Hot Rods lead.
Strong (5-4) tossed seven scoreless innings in a win, allowing four hits with a walk and six strikeouts in a quality start. Cristofer Ogando threw the final two innings, earning a save after allowing one hit and a walk with three strikeouts.