Battle Creek, Mich. – The Battle Creek Bombers began in a delay with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters but it was the Rapids that were victorious in game one 11-4.
The loss for Battle Creek (37-25, 17-10) keeps them in second-place of the second half standings in the South Division. The Rapids (45-18, 18-9) put themselves in a tie for first with the Rockford Rivets.
BC went down early out of the gates, allowing four runs through the first two innings. Max Swan (Kellogg Community College) made his Battle Creek debut but only recorded one out has he gave up three runs.
Dakota Edwards (Cal State Stanislaus) also struggled out of the pen, allowing five runs on eight hits. He lasted 3.2 innings and struck out three in 23 batters faced.
Offensively the Bombers were only able to gather seven hits, which produced the four runs.
Wyatt Cross (Indiana University) knocked a three-run shot in the fourth, his first home run of the season. Cross finished his evening 1-4 at the dish.
Outfielder Nick Walker (Austin Peay State University) moved his hit streak to five games, going 2-3. Nehwon Norkeh (Tennessee Wesleyan University) picked up a hit in his second straight game with a 1-4 performance.
Each Alex Howard (Arkansas State University), Aaron Antonini (Middle Tennessee State University) and Cody Hawken (University of Portland) notched hits, with Howard extending his hitting streak to 10 straight games. Hawken moved his hit streak to nine straight, while Antonini picked up two doubles.
Out of the bullpen Tim Nelson (UC San Diego) tossed three scoreless innings and allowed just three hits. Alec Berry (Elmhurst College) threw the eighth, giving up one run on a solo home run. Closing out the ninth was Ashton Knutson (Ridgewater College) as he struck out two batters.
The Rapids moved their season record to 4-1 over BC, as game number six of the series will take place tomorrow night. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. ET 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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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
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stop in: 189 Bridge St., Battle Creek, MI 49017