The Bowling Green Hot Rods hit six home runs and scored 11 runs in the top of the 9th inning on their way to a 22-12 victory over the slumping Lake County Captains, who have lost their last six games.
Bowling Green’s offensive assault was led by 3B Tyler Goeddel, who went 4-for-6 with 2 HR, 6 RBI and a stolen base, and OF Todd Glaesmann, who went 4-for-6 with two doubles, a homer and 5 RBI. One of Goeddel’s homers was a grand slam. Everyone in the Hot Rods lineup except 2B Juniel Querecuto (0-for-5 with a walk and a run) had at least two hits in the game. Several team records were set (22 runs, 23 hits, 6 HR) or tied (9 extra-base hits).
The Captains also did well at the plate, but unfortunately for them, they scored “only” 12 runs. They got 3-hit performances from CF Luigi Rodriguez, RF Jordan Smith and 1B Jerrud Sabourin. Only one player in the Lake County lineup — top Cleveland Indians prospect Francisco Lindor — didn’t get at least one hit in the game.
The worst pitching line in the game belongs to Captains RHP Kyle Blair, who gave up 13 earned runs on 10 hits, three homers and two walks in 3.1 IP.
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ADDENDUM: Curious what is the most runs scored by a Midwest League team in a single game, I consulted my copy of the 2011 Midwest League Media Guide and Recordbook and learned that the Danville Dans scored 40 runs in the first game of a doubleheader on June 17, 1951. That team actually was part of the Mississippi-Ohio Valley (MOV) League, which changed its name to the Midwest League in 1956.
The league record for most runs (by both teams, combined) in a single game is 48. On August 29, 1956, the Dubuque Packers beat the Paris Lakers 36-12.
The league record for largest score in a shutout game was set on May 9, 1965, when the Quincy Cubs beat the Decatur Commodores 25-0 in the first game of a doubleheader. The game was only 7 innings long, as still is the regulation length of doubleheader games in the Midwest League.