Sunday’s double-header match-up between the Battle Creek Bombers and the Waterloo Bucks went both ways. Bombers took the first game while the Bucks had a come from behind win in the second one.
It was a day full of foul balls, great weather and wild pitches. After Mother Nature rained out Saturday night’s game, Sunday became a double header.
The Bucks started off be getting a run in the first inning off a sacrifice fly. To make it a one nothing game in favor of the Bucks. In the bottom of the inning, the Bombers got on the board. Sean Deegan scored on an error that also advanced Josh Rosecrans to second base. Josh Lyons hit a fly ball to short center to knock two Bombers across home.
In the third and fourth innings, both teams got one run a piece in each. In the fourth inning, Bombers pitcher, Chad Jasman, hit Chase Jaramillo. Jaramillo then advanced to second base on a wild pitch with two outs. Jasman then was called for a bawk which advanced the runner to third base. Zach McCool hit him home for an RBI.
During the bottom of the fourth, Justin Forster hit for a triple. Jamie Simpson stepped up to the plate and during his at bat, Forster slid into a close one at home plate with him ending up underneath the Bucks catcher Jonathan Crist.
The rest of the innings were quiet with no scoring, but Waterloo’s first baseman, Jake Astor, got an unassisted double play in the fifth inning. The Bombers took game one of the double header with a final score of 5-3.
The second game was opposite of the first, with scoring happening in the later innings. Catcher Shane Street, threw a guy out while he was trying to steal second.
Dan Dispensa hit a shot to right field to get on base and advance Lyon up to third. Dispensa then stole second with one out in the fifth. Brett Kauten hit two players in to make the score 2 nothing, in favor of the Bombers. Kauten would then score on a couple of wild pitches.
In the top of the sixth inning, Tyler Spillner moved to second on a wild pitch and then scored when Brandon Williams hit a single. Dan Holcomb entered the game for the Bombers with two out and two on base and he then loaded the bases with a walk. But the Bucks ground out to end the inning and the Bombers come out unhurt.
During the seventh inning, Holcomb threw a wild ball that hit Phil Keppler in the head to put him on first and then walked Nick Anderson. McCool hit a sacrifice bunt to advance players to second and third. Spillner then hit a fly ball that scored Keppler. Holcomb was replaced by designated hitter turned pitche Rosecrans. Jeremy Lucas hit off Rosecrans for a three-run double with two outs.
The Bucks took game two with a score of 6-3. The Bombers led up until the seventh inning where the Bucks ran away with the inning.
The Bombers play at home again as they host the Madison Mallards for a two game series, Monday and Tuesday, both at 7:05pm. 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.