By Nick Winstead
Battle Creek, Mich.—It came three hours later than expected but game two of the most recent meeting between the Battle Creek Bombers and the Wisconsin Woodchucks is now in the books.
A freak rainstorm rolled through Battle Creek right as first pitch was set to occur at 5:05 and pounded C.O. Brown Stadium. By the time the field was ready to play it was nearly 8:00 pm.
The original starter was scheduled to be Andrew Mitchell (LSU) but following the delay Jordan Grosjean (CMU) took the mound for the Bombsquad.
Grosjean looked sharp in his first start of the year, going five strong giving up just five hits.
“It felt good, I haven’t had a start since high school” commented Grosjean in the dugout following the game.
When asked about getting his first win against the Woodchucks, who are in second place in the South, he responded by saying that "this is the Northwoods League–every team is pretty good,
The Central Michigan pitcher had a rocky start with the Bombers but has been very effective ever since and this start was evidence of that.
The Bombers got their bats going in the fifth inning where they scored two runs on a Laz Rivera (Univ. of Miami) triple down the right field line. The Bombers tacked on one more in the very next inning on a Matt Dacey (Richmond) double that scored Brandon Van Horn (Dallas-Baptist) from third.
Hunter Jobe (Pfeiffer) took over for Grosjean in the sixth and got a few scares but came out unscathed through three innings of work. The Bombers submariner forced the Woodchucks into two double plays, both of which were of the 4-6-3 variety.
Alden Cartwright (LSU) came into the game in the top of the 9th with a 3-0 lead over the Woodchucks. Cartwright went 1-2-3 to get Grosjean his first win on the year and securing the LSU Tiger hurler’s second save on the year.