Battle Creek, Mich. – The Battle Creek Bombers were victors 12-3 over the Rockford Rivets in a matchup that squared off the top two teams in the south division second half standings.
The Bombers (37-23, 17-8) were down one game in the second half standings entering the series with the Rivets, but with the game one win the two ball clubs are now tied atop the south division standings.
It was Rockford (34-25, 17-8) who jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, but the Bomb Squad would answer with nine runs between the second and third innings.
JD Mundy (Virginia Tech) started the scoring for BC with a solo home run in the second. It was Mundy’s ninth of the season, as he concluded his night 2-5 with three RBIs.
The floodgates then opened in the third, with eight runs scoring on six hits. Nikola Vasic (McHenry County College), Alex Howard (Arkansas State), Tom Stoffel (Virginia Tech) and Mundy drove in runs. Vasic ended his night 2-5 with two driven in, while Howard went 1-3 and had two RBIs.
In Stoffel’s three-hit day he picked up his 70th hit of the summer, joining just four other players in the league with 70 plus hits.
Starting his first game of the summer, TJ Shook (Oakland University) was phenomenal. Shook who is a primary reliever picked up his second win as he went 7.0 innings allowing just two runs on six hits.
Several others joined the offensive parade, as Gavin Homer (McHenry County College) had himself a multi-hit game while also driving in two runs. Cody Hawken (University of Portland) and Justin Felix (Arkansas State) each picked up a hit, and Evan Faccenda (Clarke University) drove in a run.
The game was closed out by two players who started the game in the field, with Wyatt Cross (Indiana University) and Tom Stoffel (Virginia Tech) each tossing an inning.
A pivotal game two matchup with the winner taking sole possession of first place will take place tomorrow night from C.O. Brown Stadium, first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. ET.
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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A family night out for less than the cost of a tank of gas? Yep. Game tickets, meals and caps, all for less than 30 bucks total. Fill ‘er up. It hasn’t been much fun to go to the pumps lately. Well we’ve got something that gives you great mileage when you consider family fun. You can take your family to a game, buy them dinner, get a free gift for each, and the whole evening costs less than a tank of gas.
Here’s the deal:
1. Four Reserved Grandstand seats to a Battle Creek Bombers game.
2. Four quality Bombers caps.
Wear ‘em, tip ‘em or talk through ‘em. These four embroidered caps help everyone remember this special night for years to come. If you bought these caps in a store, they would cost $15 each.
3. One large DEEP!DEEP!™ Dish, One Crazy Bread®, One 2-Liter Soda.
Food is all part of the game plan. Chow down before the game if you like. Or stop in on the way home after the game. Or use the free meal whenever you wish. Each family gets one large DEEP!DEEP!™ Dish pizza, one Crazy Bread®, and one 2-liter pop.
You can call us or come to our ticket office to buy. Or you can always order on our website BattleCreekBombers.com. Deals for individuals and parties of two are also available.
Friends and Family Deal – $29.99
Reserved Bleacher Seats
1 Large DEEP!DEEP!TM Dish Pizza
1 Crazy Bread®
4 Bombers Hats
Double – $15.00
2 Reserved Bleacher Seats
A large Classic Pepperoni
2 Bombers Hats
Single – $7.50
1 Reserved Bleacher Seat
Half of a Large DEEP!DEEP!TM Dish Pizza
1 Bombers Hat
Stop in: 189 Bridge St., Battle Creek, MI 49017