Head Coach Stan Eldridge, has committed five new players to the Battle Creek Bombers for this summer’s 2010 season.
Brandon Bayardi, an outfielder from Phoenix, Arizona, will be joining the Bombers after his freshman season at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Presently, Bayardi is hitting .360 with seven home runs and 50 RBI for the Runnin’ Rebels.
“Brandon is having an explosive spring at UNLV as a true freshman and we are excited to bring him to Battle Creek this summer. Area fans will want to come out early and often to see this blooming superstar,” said Eldridge.
Sean Deegan will become a Bomber as he joins the team in the outfield this summer. Deegan, a sophomore at Penn State University, currently has a batting average of .285, with 22 RBIs and three home runs. A skilled base runner, Deegan has stolen 24 bases this season alone.
“Sean is lightning quick on the bases and creates havoc for opponents,” said Eldridge. “A top of the order hitter, Sean will be expected to ignite the Bombers offense throughout much of the coming summer, and as a solid defender, he will take away a lot of opponent’s hits.”
Navarro Hall will be wearing a Bombers uniform this summer after completing this season as a redshirt sophomore at the University of Kentucky. An outfielder from Kennesaw, Georgia, Hall recorded a .400 batting average with two home runs in his freshman season at UK. Hall was a 49th round pick of the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2007 MLB Draft.
“Navarro is a former Player of the Year in Georgia and possesses great talent on both the offensive and defensive sides of the game. We are looking for Navarro to provide a great spark to the Bombers offense this year,” said Eldridge.
Andrew Lawrence has committed to playing in Battle Creek this year as an outfielder with the Bombers. A redshirt sophomore at Boston College, Lawrence is currently posting a .271 batting average with 11 RBIs and two home runs. Redshirted his freshman year as an Eagle, Lawrence totaled eight home runs and 76 RBIs during his high school career at St. Christopher’s in Richmond, Virginia.
“Andrew is a solid defender in the outfield and a tough out at the plate, as he handles the bat well enough to use the entire field,” said Eldridge. “Andrew can play all of the outfield positions and in addition to a strong arm he covers a lot of ground.”
Josh Rosecrans, from Edmond, Oklahoma, has been added to the Bombers 2010 roster as an infielder and catcher. A sophomore at Grayson Community College, Rosecrans has collected 72 RBIs and 14 home runs while batting .469.
“A diamond in the rough best describes Josh. After a spring at Wichita State, Josh found a home at Grayson CC and he has been explosive at the plate and on the mound, ” Eldridge said.
The Bombers begin their 2010 season on June 2nd before returning home for their home opener versus the Waterloo Bucks on June 4th. For more information, or to reserve your tickets, visit the Bombers website at battlecreekbombers.com or call (269) 962-0735.
McCamly Plaza Hotel in downtown Battle Creek is a proud supporting sponsor of the Battle Creek Bombers.