LANSING, Mich (WLMI) The Lansing Lugnuts (40-17) and Bowling Green Hot Rods (31-27) were suspended due to rain and inclement field conditions in a 4-4 game entering the eleventh inning on Wednesday night at Cooley Law School Stadium.
The game will resume on Thursday night at 6:05 p.m., followed by game two of the three-game set, slated for nine innings.
Please note: The second game will not start before 7:05 p.m.
Tickets from Wednesday’s game may be exchanged for any future Lugnuts’ home game for equal or lesser value.
Trailing 3-1 entering the 6th inning, the Hot Rods ended Justin Nicolino’s 20-inning scoreless streak on Jake Hager’s second home run of the season, carving the deficit to one.
Bowling Green seized the lead in the 7th on a Tyler Goeddel RBI triple and Ryan Brett RBI single, only to see Lansing tie the score in the home half on a Carlos Perez run-scoring double.
Lansing threatened to win the game as the rain picked up in the bottom of the 10th against reliever Austin Hubbard, but Andy Burns flied out to right with teammate Kenny Wilson at third base. Immediately thereafter, home plate umpire Fernando Rodriguez called for the tarp.
Lugs starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez worked three innings, allowing one run on three hits and three walks while recording three strikeouts. He was bettered by Hot Rods left-hander Ryan Carpenter, who limited Lansing to three runs (two earned) on six hits in six innings while striking out four.