DAYTON, Ohio - The Bowling Green Hot Rods scored three runs in the top of the 10th inning to defeat the Dayton Dragons 4-1 on Friday night at Fifth Third Field. The two clubs split a four-game series that included two games in Kentucky and two games in Dayton.
Bowling Green loaded the bases with no one out in the 10th. Tommy Coyle grounded into a fielder's choice with the lead runner thrown out at the plate, but Andrew Toles scored on a wild pitch by Dragons reliever Alejandro Chacin to break the tie. With runners at second and third and the infield drawn in, Tyler Goeddel hit a bouncer over second baseman Brent Peterson to bring in two more runs and make it 4-1. The Dragons were retired in order in the bottom of the inning.
Bowling Green scored in the second to take an early lead and the Dragons tied the game in the fourth. Dayton's Seth Mejias-Brean walked with two outs and Adam Matthews singled to move him to third. Tanner Rahier doubled to the left field corner to drive in Mejias-Brean, but Matthews was tagged out at the plate on the play to end the inning. Neither team scored again until the 10th.
The Dragons best chance to take the lead came in the eighth when Sammy Diaz singled to start the inning and went to second on a passed ball with no one out. But Bowling Green reliever Marcus Jensen stuck out Jeff Gelalich, Daniel Pigott, and Jesse Winker in order to end the threat.
The Dragons finished with eight hits. Diaz and Mejias-Brean each had two.
Dragons starting pitcher Drew Cisco worked six innings and allowed just one unearned run on seven hits. He struck out four and did not walk a batter. The loss was charged to Chacin (2-3), who allowed all three runs in the 10th.
The Dragons fell to 7-9 in the second half while Bowling Green improved to 10-6.
The Dragons host the South Bend Silver Hawks on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Nick Travieso (2-2, 5.67) will start for Dayton against South Bend's Blake Perry (5-3, 3.86).
Homicide detectives are at the scene of a shooting at Love's gas station on Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
One man is in custody after a police pursuit that began in Franklin and ended in the area of Germantown Pike and Stolz Avenue in Dayton.
Sidney Police are looking for a pair of men who robbed a Speedway gas station early Sunday morning.
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Two people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle rollover crash at the intersection of Wagner Ford Road Sunday afternoon.