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Published On: May 29th, 2014

Green Bay, Wisc.— The Battle Creek Bombers could not complete the season opening sweep against the Green Bay Bullfrogs as the Bombers fell tonight, 4-2.

 Battle Creek received a strong performance on the mound from starting pitcher Jacob Waguespack (Ole Miss) as he went 4 1/3 inning, but got the loss on the day. 

"He (Waguespack) had a quality start. We got what we wanted out of him,” Coach Trivett, manager of the Bombers said.

“He dug in, and he stepped up to the plate.”

Waguespack was also happy with his performance on the day.

“For the first few innings I left some pitches over the plate, and they got some wood on it,” Waguespack said. “But as the game went on I hit my spots and the defense played really well behind me.”

Unfortunately for the Bomber starter, the bats could not get it going as they did yesterday. As a whole, the team finished with four hits on the day.

The Bombers first run was put together by a bunt single from David Richards IV (Savannah State), advancing to second on a throwing error. He went to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a passed ball.

For their second run of the game, an error aided the Bombers yet again as Joey Havrilak (Akron) went to third on a throwing error. The Bomber catcher Cody Kuzinczci (Northern Kentucky) followed up with an RBI groundout.

Unlike the first game, this was a defensive struggle with the pitchers dominating throughout the course of the game.

Kyle Slack (Toledo) relieved Jacob Waguespack and pitched equally impressive, going 3 2/3 innings with six strikeouts.

 “Any time you pitch and play good defense, you’re going to be in every game,” Coach Trivett quoted. “We did it to the T, we were in the game until the last out.”

According to Trivett, games like tonight are what’s to be expected throughout the rest of the season.

“Yeah, it was a classic Northwoods League game right there. A great, great baseball game.”

Game Notes…

Jacob Waguespack: (0-1) 4 2/3IP 4K 3BB 3ER

Kyle Slack: 3 2/3IP 6K 3BB 1HBP 1ER

Quote from Coach Trivett: “You can put me on the record… Kyle Slack is going to turn the corner right before us this year. We’re going to see big things out of Kyle Slack this summer.”

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