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Battle Creek Bombers Unveil 2014 Roster

Battle Creek, Mich. – With less than two weeks to go before the Bombers home opener on May 29th, the team has released their 2014 roster. The franchise will look to return to their 2011 championship form after last season’s disappointing finish.

General Manager Tony Iovieno added, “Both Head Coach Dan Trivett and I feel this may be the most talented roster Battle Creek has seen in a very long time. All the tools are there for this squad to go out and be competitive, night after night. Fans will really enjoy watching our guys play this summer”.

Opening Day is scheduled for 7:05 PM on May 29th, against the new rival Kalamazoo Growlers. Tickets for the home opener are now on sale, and may be purchased by calling (269)-962-0735, by emailing info@battlecreekbombers.com, or by stopping by the front office at 189 Bridge Street in Battle Creek.

Below is the current active roster for the 2014 Battle Creek Bombers.

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For the 2014 Coach Staff, assisting the Bombers Head Coach Dan Trivett this season will be Robbie Robinson and Bill Murphy. Coach Robinson enters his second year with the Bombers and currently serves as assistant coach with Pfeiffer University in Misenhheimer, North Carolina. Coach Robinson also spent time as a graduate assistant at Missouri State University. During that time he also served as the bullpen catcher for the Double A Springfield Cardinals. He began his collegiate career at Irvine Valley College and finished at Valparaiso University. As a collegiate player at Valparaiso University he was selected to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team, 2010 Conference All-Tournament Team and Second Team All-League in 2011. Coach Robinson graduated from Valparaiso in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and is currently working towards his master’s degree in sports management at Michigan State University.

Coach Murphy comes to Battle Creek from Georgetown University where he served as assistant coach. In 2013, Coach Murphy served as the hitting and strength coach for the Rockville Express of the Cal Ripken Collegiate League. He also served as assist coach during the CRCL All-Star Game. Before his stop in Rockville, Coach Murphy assisted with the Middlesex Rays of the Atlantic Baseball Confederation Collegiate League. As a collegiate player, Coach Murphy pitched 3 years for Rutgers University under the leadership of legendary coach Fred Hill, before graduating in 2010. He spent his last year of eligibility playing first base for Wagner College, where he earned his MBA in 2013. This will be his first year with the Battle Creek Bombers.

Battle Creek Bombers season tickets, mini-plans, and group packages are now on sale. For more information, or to reserve your seats for the upcoming season today, call 269-962-0735, or email info@battlecreekbombers.com.

The Battle Creek Bombers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21stseason 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 Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.battlecreekbombers.com