BATTLE CREEK, MI- Battle Creek has re-signed two pitchers from the 2013 season to contracts for the 2014 season. The Bombers are welcoming back David Stagg from Indiana State University and Kyle Slack of the University of Toledo.
David Stagg will serve a vital role on the Bombers 2014 pitching staff. As a 2013 Northwoods League All-Star, the Bombers feel fortunate to be welcoming Stagg back to Battle Creek for another season. The Des Moines, Iowa native started his collegiate career at Heartland Community College where he was named First Team All-Conference during his second year there. He then transferred to Indiana State University.
Head Coach of the Battle Creek Bombers, Dan Trivett, is looking forward to the 6’3” Stagg contributing in 2014. Trivett stated, “David is a complete package as a (left handed) pitcher. When he takes the mound he has a plan every time out and the arsenal to go along with it. David will be an anchor on our very strong pitching staff this summer. His experience, leadership qualities, and work ethic will be a key ingredient to our success this summer.”
The Bombers are also welcoming back Kyle Slack from the University of Toledo. Slack, a current sophomore, was a solid pitcher for Battle Creek in 2013. The 6’8” righty was a weekend starter for the Rockets in 2013, and also made appearances from the bullpen. Slack was a participant in the NWL inaugural Big League Dream Showcase last summer as a Bomber.
“I don’t know if I’m watching an NFL offensive lineman or a (sophomore) pitcher from the University of Toledo,” Coach Trivett added when asked about Slack. “(Kyle) is a big man, with a big time arm, with a big time future in baseball. We are truly looking forward to being a part of his development this summer in Battle Creek.”
Bombers GM Tony Iovieno added about the returning duo, “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome back both Stagg and Slack for another year of baseball here in Battle Creek. These would be two excellent additions to any roster in the league. We plan on surrounding these two with other talented pitchers, and building one of the best staffs in the league.”
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 www.battlecreekbombers.com