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Published On: January 27th, 2015

Bombers Announce Additions to 2015 Coaching Staff

Correnti to Return, Reed Dubbed Pitching Coach

Slide1Battle Creek, Mich. – The Battle Creek Bombers are pleased to announce the additions of Jimmy Correnti and Matt Reed as Assistant Coaches for the 2015 season.

Jimmy Correnti returns to Battle Creek for his second season as an Assistant Coach with the Bombers, having been on staff throughout the 2014 season. Correnti graduated from Florida Southern in May 2014, where he started all four years as a switch hitting middle infielder and earned a degree in Sport Management with a minor in Physical Education – Emphasis Coaching. Correnti has been involved with the Baltimore Orioles Pitchers Development Program, consisting of biomechanical analysis, delivery drills, shoulder maintenance and performance training. He is also no stranger to the Northwoods League, as he played for the Wisconsin Woodchucks in two consecutive seasons from 2012-13 in addition to his time coaching with the Bombers in 2014. Prior to the Northwoods League, he played in the New York Collegiate League in 2011. He declined a free agent offer from the Baltimore Orioles to pursue his coaching career.

Entering his first season as Pitching Coach with the Bombers, Matt Reed currently serves as an Assistant Coach at Pfeiffer University. Reed played collegiately at the University of South Florida, a member of the Big East Conference. As a freshman and sophomore, he was a mid-week starter and was then named a weekend starter his final two seasons. For his career, he posted a 14-8 record and 4.50 ERA while posting victories over the University of Florida, Louisville, Miami, and twice led the conference in pickoffs. Reed was drafted in the 44th round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers and pitched two scoreless innings against the 2012 New York Yankees starting lineup. His father is the current AAA Pitching Coach for the Atlanta Braves.

You can catch Coach Correnti, Coach Reed, and the Battle Creek Bombers at C.O. Brown Stadium all this summer, with Opening Day scheduled for May 26th. Season Tickets, Mini-Plans, and Group Outings are now available by calling (269)-962-0735 or by emailing

The Battle Creek Bombers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd 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 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit