Kenosha, Wis. – The Bombers tried to rally a late game comeback in the ninth, but it fell short as they would drop their second straight game to Kenosha 5-3.
Down three runs in the ninth, Battle Creek would scratch a run across on a RBI-single from Logan Kaletha (Indiana University). The bases would then be loaded with two outs and Nikola Vasic at the plate. Vasic lined a ball up the middle, but Kenosha second baseman Mike Madej (Purdue) was able to glove it for the force at second base.
Battle Creek (7-3) jumped out to an early lead on a RBI-single from Vasic (McHenry County College) in the top of the third. The Kingfish (7-3) would respond with a run of their own in the bottom half.
Kenosha would then pour on four runs over the next four innings to take a 5-1 lead. The Bombers would load the bases with nobody out in the eighth, but only managed one run.
Jared Middleton (University of West Florida) got the start, lasting 5.1 innings allowing five runs on seven hits suffering his first loss of the season. Trent Johnson (Tulane University) would close out the game out of the bullpen, going 2.2 innings allowing one hit while striking out five.
Kaletha and JD Mundy (Virginia Tech) each led the Bombers offense going 2-4.
The Bombers now return home to take on Kenosha starting tomorrow at C.O. Brown Stadium. Tune in to the pregame show on the Bombers Radio Network with Jake Hromada and Neil Doyle at 6:55 p.m. ET.
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