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Published On: July 2nd, 2017

Green Bay, Wisc. – After the Bombers scored 13 runs on Saturday night, Green Bay responded with a big win of their own, 12-4 over the Bombers to achieve their first win of the year against Battle Creek.

Green Bay scored first in their first at-bats of the night. An error on second baseman Nikola Vasic (Southern Illinois) gave the Bullfrogs an opportunity. An RBI single a batter later put Green Bay up 1-0.

In the second inning, the Bombers Justin Felix (Arkansas State) walked to start. Jordan Getzelman (Menlo College) socked a single to left field with one out and Vasic was walked to load the bases. Battle Creek’s bases loaded troubles haunted them again, as Cody Hawken (University of Portland) struck out. Battle Creek would have another opportunity in the third with JD Mundy (Virginia Tech) reaching on a two out single, but couldn’t take advantage.

In the bottom half of the third, Green Bay tagged three runs. After loading the bases, Battle Creek starter Andrew Click (Davenport University) threw back-to-back wild pitches to score two more runs for Green Bay, followed by a sac fly RBI to clear the bases and make it 4-0 Bullfrogs.

Nick Walker (Austin Peay) started the fourth with an infield single to extend his hit streak to eight. With one out, Vasic was hit by a pitch for a sixteenth time this season, that is still tops in the Northwoods League. Both were left on base after Hawken grounded out to first.

The Bullfrogs with two on and nobody out in the fourth, went up 5-0 on an RBI single to right. Green Bay kept Battle Creek quiet, despite Alex Howard’s (Arkansas State) infield single. Howard extended his hit stretch to ten. After being retired in order in the fifth by Battle Creek reliever Tim Nelson (UC San Diego), Green Bay went up 8-0 with a combination of hits (three) and walks (two).  

Battle Creek got on the board in the seventh thanks to two Green Bay errors. Hawken reached on a walk to begin the inning followed by a single by Howard. Mundy’s groundball to second base was overthrown which allowed Hawken to score. Felix cracked a double play ball to third but another bad throw by the second baseman let Howard score. The errors cut the Battle Creek deficit to 8-2.

After the runs for Battle Creek, Green Bay added three for themselves. With bases loaded, a ground ball to third was fielded by Cale Henneman (University of Memphis) who got the force out at home, then Felix threw to first to try and turn a double play but threw it down the right field line. With a runner on third, Alex Smith (University of Memphis) delivered a wild pitch to clear the bases and make it 11-2 Green Bay. After Smith loaded the bases on a single and walk, Mark Quinby (UC San Diego) got the final out of the inning.

In the bottom of the eighth, Tom Stoffel (Virginia Tech) came in to pitch for Battle Creek and allowed a run off a wild pitch to make it 12-2. The Bombers scored their third run of the game in the ninth, as Hawken and Howard garnered back-to-back hits to put themselves on second and third. Stoffel grounded out to second to score Hawken and Mundy hit a fly to center to score Howard to cut the deficit to 12-4.

The Bombers will begin a six-game home stand at C.O. Brown Stadium starting Monday July 3. Battle Creek will host the Wisconsin Woodchucks at 7:05. The Woodchucks are coming off a sweep of the Kalamazoo Growlers. Pitching for Battle Creek will be Tyler Garam (Greensboro College) who formerly pitched for the Woodchucks before his temporary contract was up. Coverage will begin on the Bombers Radio Network and Northwoods League TV starting at 6:55, where Neil Doyle and Jake Hromada will have the call.



–        Howard extended his hitting streak to ten where he’s 16-38 (.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 fourth-straight and eleventh 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 eight games, his longest of the season. He is 11-28 (.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

– Hawken has six hits in his last five games (6-17, .353) with four doubles


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