Kenosha, Wisc. – The Bombers came to Kenosha for the first time today to take on one of the new teams to the Northwoods League—the Kingfish. The reception for the Bombers was less than friendly, the Kingfish one hit the Bombsquad and plated eight runs of their own in the series opener.
Dakota Mekkes (Michigan State) got the start for the Bombers and for the first time all year was hit solidly by his opponent. The Kingfish jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first and didn’t look back.
The Kingfish would score seven runs over the next five innings putting the Bombers into a deep hole.
The Bombers made some noise of their own in the 5th when a throwing error allowed Conor Panas (Canisius) to get on base. That error was followed up by four straight walks, scoring two runs for the Bombers. A Joey Havrilak (Akron) sacrifice fly would bring in the third run for the Bombers. Going into the bottom of the 5th the score was 5-3, Kingfish.
The Kingfish would score three more runs, putting the game out of reach for a Bombers team that struggled to hit the ball all day.
The Bombers will try to take the series finale tomorrow, 8:05pm Eastern Time first pitch.
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 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). For more information, visit www.battlecreekbombers.com