Battle Creek, Mich. – The Battle Creek Bombers tried outscoring a very good Rockford Rivets offense, but it was RFD who would prevail 12-8 in a game that lasted five hours due to delays.
With the win Rockford (35-25, 18-8) now takes sole possession of first place in the south division second half standings.
Two different delays occurred during the game two contest, with both teams tied 7-7 in the third inning before the first delay. After resuming play, it was a one-run advantage for the Rivets entering the eighth inning, as they would blow the game open with a three-spot to secure the win.
Battle Creek (37-24, 17-9) found themselves down 6-0 after one inning, but would scrape back with seven runs of their own over the next three innings.
It was newcomer Nehwon Norkeh (Tennessee Wesleyan University) who shined at the plate going 3-3 with two RBIs.
BC would also get early back-to-back home runs from Alex Howard (Arkansas State) and Nick Walker (Austin Peay State University). Tom Stoffel (Virginia Tech) and his collegiate teammate JD Mundy also drove in runs.
Four more newcomers would see action for the Bombers, with Tyler Kirkwood (Delta College), Zach Karbowski (Kellogg Community College), Ashton Knutson (Ridgewater College) and Alec Berry (Elmhurst College) each tossing innings on the mound.
Kirkwood got the start but lasted just the first inning as he allowed six runs on five hits. All three other newcomers would allow runs out of the pen, with Knutson taking his first loss of the season.
Battle Creek ended with a 6-2 record against Rockford in the season series. The Bombers will have a deserved day off tomorrow, before returning to action Thursday night.
BC will host the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters at C.O. Brown Stadium, with 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®
- 2-Liter Pop
- 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
- Call: 269.962.0735
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- Stop in: 189 Bridge St., Battle Creek, MI 49017