Bombers bats stay quiet, drop finale to Wisconsin 4-3
By Matt Sanders, Bombers Broadcaster
The Battle Creek Bombers ended their homestand by falling to the Wisconsin Woodchucks 4-3 Thursday night at C.O. Brown Stadium.
The Bombers took the lead early in the game. Nick Walker led off the second inning with a double. After Chad McKinney popped out to Steve Passatempo, Christian Helsel hit a two-run homerun to left field, giving the Bombers the 2-0 lead.
In the top of the third inning, Josh Goulet and Cole Daily scored for the Woodchucks on a two-out double by Mac Caples.
The Woodchucks took the lead in the fourth inning after Josh Goulet singled home Chad Fleischman with one out. Cole Daily followed Goulet by singling home Javier Martinez, as the Woodchucks took the 4-2 lead.
The Bombers cut Wisconsin’s lead to one in the sixth inning. Nick Walker reached base after an error by Chad Fleischman with two outs. Walker came around to score on a single by Cooper Marshall, giving the Bombers their third and final run of the game.
Although the Bombers lost, Austin Bueter was lights out for Battle Creek out of the bullpen. Bueter went 4.2 innings for the Bombers after relieving Tommy Parsons with one out in the fourth inning. He allowed one hit and one walk. However, he recorded 12 strikeouts in his third appearance on the year. Along with contributions by Tommy Parson and Edgar Sanchez, the Bombers pitching staff recorded 17 strikeouts on the night.
The Bombers finish the homestand with a 4-1 record, and their overall record dropped to 6-4.
The Bombers will start an eight-game road trip beginning with the Green Bay Bullfrogs Friday night at 8:05.