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Published On: December 2nd, 2013

Opening Day set for May 29th vs. Kalamazoo Growlers

BATTLE CREEK, MI – The Battle Creek Bombers, proud members of the Northwoods League, have released their schedule today for the 2014 season.  For the first time in league history, the league will feature 18 teams, and an enhanced 72-regular season game schedule.  The Northwoods League will begin its 21st season on Tuesday, May 27, when all teams take the field for summer collegiate baseball’s most extensive schedule. In addition to expanding from 70 to 72 games for 2014, the League re-aligned its divisions with Eau Claire (WI) going to the North, and the Kalamazoo Growlers and Kenosha Kingfish joining the South. Battle Creek is now slated to host 36 home contests this summer.

The Bombers will begin their season on the road in Green Bay on May 27th, before returning home May 29th.  Opening Day in Battle Creek (Thursday, May 29th) marks the first rivalry game between the Bombers and the expansion franchise Kalamazoo Growlers.   Other highlights on the calendar include two split day-night doubleheaders between the Bombers and Growlers.  On June 30th, the Bombers will host the night game after traveling to Kalamazoo earlier that day.  On July 30th, the Bombers will host an 11:00 AM day game before making the trip out to Kalamazoo.  In addition, the team plans to host one additional day game on June 3rd, with a unique start time of 10:00 AM.  The Bombers are also home for July 3rd, with plans to host their biggest Fireworks display of the season, starting that game at 7:35 PM. 

The League, which plays two halves to determine playoff participants, similar to most professional minor leagues, will end the first half of play on June 30 with the second half beginning the following day.  The first and second half division winners from both the North and South divisions will meet in a best-of-three Divisional Playoff Series from August 11-13. The North and South Division Champions will then meet in a best-of-three series for the Summer Collegiate World Series from August 14-16.

Battle Creek Bombers season tickets, mini-plans, and group outings are now on sale.  To inquire further or to purchase your tickets today, email or call the front office at (269)-962-0735.

The Battle Creek Bombers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 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 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including MLB All-Stars Max Scherzer (DET), Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYY), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit