The Battle Creek Bombers fell to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 4-3 Friday night at Witter Field, getting swept by the Rafters. With the loss, the Bombers now have their longest losing streak of the season at four games. The Bombers fall to 4-6 in the second half and 22-24 overall.
The Bombers got on the scoreboard first. With one out in the second inning, both third baseman Ryan Dorow and centerfielder Dean Miller each hit singles. After first baseman Nick Podkul hit a sacrifice bunt to advance the runners, catcher Jacob Blunt hit a single to right field to score Dorow and Miller, giving the Bombers the 2-0 lead.
The Rafters were able to score one run in both the fourth inning and the fifth inning to tie the game at two.
With the game still tied in the seventh, Dean Miller led off the inning by hitting a homerun over the left field wall to give the Bombers the 3-2 lead.
Bombers starting pitcher Scott Sency went five innings as he took the no decision. He allowed two runs on seven hits. Sency struck out two batters and walked six.
Sency was relieved by Max Ritchie, who struggled in the seventh inning. He walked three batters in the frame, with one being intentional. He was replaced by Brandon Guske, who allowed a single to Dustin Woodcock as the Rafters took the 4-3 lead, which would be the final score. Ritchie took the loss, as the Bombers fell to 3-12 in one-run games this season.
The Bombers now head to Green Bay for a two-game stint with the Bullfrogs starting Saturday night at 7:35/6:35 Central.