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Battle Creek Bombers sign sibling pair from University of Portland

Battle Creek, Mich. – The OnStaff Group Recruiting Trail is bringing two brothers to the 2017 roster from the University of Portland, right-handed pitcher Jake Hawken and outfielder Cody Hawken from Vancouver, Wash.

Jake Hawken, a 6-foot-4 right-handed junior, made 19 appearances and tossed 22.2 innings in relief last season carrying a 4.76 ERA. His ERA improved two-whole earned runs since his freshman year. A product from Union High School, Hawken was coached by University of Portland Hall of Famer Tom Lampkin. Hawken earned All-GSHL as a pitcher in the spring of 2015 and outfielder in 2012. Hawken is majoring in business.

Cody Hawken, a 6-foot-3 sophomore outfielder, started all 35 games for the Pilots as a freshman and hit .197 in his first year. Hawken reeled in 17 RBIs and slugged four home runs. Also a product of coach Lampkin and Union High School, Hawken was named Washington State Gatorade Player of the Year in 2015, along with Louisville Slugger High School All-American Honors. He set numerous offensive records as a senior, hitting .464 with eight home runs and 31 RBIs. Hawken has not declared a major yet.

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Jake Hawken (left) and Cody Hawken (right)

 

Fans can guarantee tickets to the team’s top weekend dates of the season by locking in the Bombers 5-game pack. Five-game packs are $59 and include the best seats at the team’s five best games with all-you-can-eat food and beverages and guaranteed giveaways. Fans can buy online by going to http://northwoodsleague.com/battle-creek-bombers/tickets/5-game-packs/. Fans can also call the team’s front office at (269) 962-0735 or by email tickets@battlecreekbombers.com

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The Battle Creek Bombers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 160 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.battlecreekbombers.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Bombers as your favorite team.