Bombers Take Two From Kingfish
By Luke Tanaka and Max Gun, Radio Broadcasters
Kenosha, Wis. – The Battle Creek Bombers swept both ends of a doubleheader Sunday, improving their record to 4-2 and extending their win streak to four games. The Bombers throttled Kenosha 10-1 in game one before winning a tight 3-2 extra-inning nightcap.
Battle Creek 10, Kenosha 1 – The Battle Creek Bombers offense exploded for 10 runs in Kenosha to beat the Kingfish 10-1 in the first game of a double header at Simmons Field.
Tyler Walsh (Belmont) led the way for the Bombers by going 4-4 with a double and 4 RBI. Catcher Spencer Hemphill (Louisiana-Monroe) also added 2 hits and 2 RBI of his own. Trek Stemp (Washington State) also plated 2 runs on an RBI single.
Alex Hermeling (Louisiana-Monroe) went the distance and got the win on the mound for Battle Creek pitching 7 innings of one run ball (Due to the doubleheader, each game is 7 innings). He only gave up 3 hits while striking out five. For the second straight start, Hermeling didn’t allow a walk.
Maustin Otterstatter (Washburn) took the loss for the Kingfish. He lasted just 2.1 innings, giving up 5 hits and 5 earned runs while walking 3. The Kingfish hitters only mustered 3 hits.
Battle Creek 3, Kenosha 2 (Eight Innings) – The Battle Creek Bombers stole game two of the double header in Kenosha, winning 3-2 in extra innings.
Min Hsia (National Taiwan Sport University) was solid for Battle Creek, pitching 6.1 innings while only giving up two hits. His one poor pitch of the game was to Hunter Alexander (Florida), who swatted a 2 RBI double to the left-center gap to send the game into extras.
Walsh hit an RBI single in the eighth inning, giving him 5 RBIs combined in both games of the double header.
The Bombers bats were slowed in game two by Paul Schuster, Jr., who pitched seven brilliant innings, giving up just five hits, two runs, and striking out eight.
The Bombers start a four-game homestand tomorrow against the Rochester Honkers. First pitch is schedule for 7:05 p.m.