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Published On: July 2nd, 2017

Green Bay, Wisc. – Seven runs off six hits did it for the Bombers (19-13) tonight in their first visit to Green Bay (11-21) this summer. Battle Creek improved to 3-0 vs. the Bullfrogs this year with a 13-1 victory Saturday night.

Battle Creek hopped on Green Bay early, scoring two runs in their first at-bats of the game. Alec Trela (University of Memphis) drew a walk to start the game, he was followed by Alex Howard (Arkansas State) who doubled to put the Bombers on the board first. JD Mundy (Virginia Tech) lifted a fly ball deep enough to left to bring in Howard for an early 2-0 lead.

Jared Middleton (West Florida) came on the mound for his sixth start of the summer, and it was without a doubt his best performance. The Lakeland, Florida native threw six innings of work for his longest outing of the year, allowing five hits, one run and he struck out four. Middleton earned his first win of the summer.

The Battle Creek offense would strike again in the third inning, starting with Howard getting plunked by a pitch. Tom Stoffel (Virginia Tech) blasted a pitch to right for his fourth home run of the year, and third homer in four games. Middleton returned to the mound with a 4-0 lead on Green Bay.

Both teams went scoreless in the fourth, but the fifth inning saw Battle Creek add on to their lead. With Howard and Stoffel on base, Justin Felix (Arkansas State) knocked a single to left center to score Howard. Nick Walker (Austin Peay) socked his second double of the night to score Stoffel and Felix giving Battle Creek a 7-0 advantage.

Green Bay got on the board in the bottom of the fifth with runners on the corners. Middleton threw over to first base to get the runner in a rundown, the Bullfrog from third scored while Battle Creek got the out between first and second.

The Bombers tagged Green Bay for four more runs in the eighth. Nikola Vasic (Southern Illinois) singled down the right field line. Vasic motored to second base and an error on the right fielder scored Winston Welch (Arkansas State). Trela and Howard worked back-to-back walks for Stoffel, who poked a line drive to right to score Vasic. Mundy’s second sac fly of the night brought in Trela and Felix cracked a double down the left field line to make it 11-1 Bombers.

Battle Creek kept the pedal to the medal in the ninth, getting a rally started with Cody Hawken (University of Portland) who doubled and Trela followed for his fourth walk of the game. Howard continued his fantastic game with a double to score Trela and Howard to give Battle Creek a commanding 13-1 lead.

Zach Helsel (Miami-Dade) and Takoda Metoxen (University of Memphis) shut the door on Green Bay, holding them scoreless in innings seven, eight and nine.

Battle Creek returns to Green Bay Sunday night in a 7:35 ET first pitch. Andrew Click (Davenport University) is set to throw the first pitch for Battle Creek. Fans can listen to the game on the Battle Creek Bombers Radio Network with Neil Doyle and Jake Hromada starting ten minutes prior to first pitch.



  • Howard extended his hitting streak to nine where he’s 13-33 (.394) with seven doubles, five RBI and five walks. It’s his longest streak of the season. Howard’s multi-hit game tonight was his third-straight and tenth of the summer. His three runs scored tonight was his second time scoring three times in one game, and third multi-runs score game.
  • Walker now has a hit in his last seven games, his longest of the season. He is 10-26 (.384) in this stretch with seven RBI, four doubles and four walks. Walker reeled in his six multi-hit game of the summer, including three in the last four games and in back-to-back occasions. It’s his fourth multi-hit game during this seven-game hit streak
  • Stoffel has homered in three of his last four games and is hitting 7-19 (.368) with three doubles, seven RBI and two walks. Stoffel recorded his thirteenth multi-hit game
  • Felix extended his hit streak to four games and is hitting 7-16 (.438). He’s recorded two homers and six RBI during this streak, and garnered his third multi-hit game of the season, including his first three-hit game and back-to-back multi-hit games for the first time.
  • Mundy recorded his team second-high 18 RBI of the season
  • Trela’s four walks was the first time this year he’s walked four times in a game, and third time he’s drawn multiple walks in a game
  • Vasic stole his fifteenth base of the summer, fourth most in the Northwoods League
  • Hawken hit his fourth double in four games, he’s 5-12 with four doubles and four RBI


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