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Bombers Season Ends In Rainout

Wausau, Wis. – The Battle Creek Bombers came eight innings from completing their 72-game schedule, but Mother Nature intervened and ended Battle Creek’s season in game 72’s second inning. 

With the wet weather threatening in the first frame, both teams committed an error, but neither side could capitalize. Min Hsia (Taiwan) did not allow a hit or a walk in his one inning of work. 

As it began to drizzle in the top of the second inning, Matt Simmons (Gardner-Webb) and Blake Swann (Florida Southern) reached on walks. The first pitch to Brennon Lund (BYU) slipped out of the pitcher’s hand and went high into the backstop. The umpires convened and stopped play. About an hour later, the umpires called the game, ending the Battle Creek Bombers and Wisconsin Woodchucks seasons early. 

The Bombers end their season with a 27-44 overall record and wrap up the season seventh in the Northwoods League South Division Standings. 

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). For more information, visit www.battlecreekbombers.com.

(Feature story photo courtesy of Battle Creek Photography and Design – Levi Green)