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Published On: March 30th, 2022

Battle Creek, MI – Manager Caleb Lang continues to build his roster for his and the team’s inaugural season. The latest player to join the team is catcher/right-handed pitcher Aaron Dolney out of Eastern Michigan University. Dolney is a native of Plymouth, MI and attended Detroit Country Day. The COVID freshman (academic sophomore) stands at 6’4″ tall and weighs in at 220 lbs.

In his senior year of high school, Dolney batted .435 with six home runs, 31 RBIs and nine stolen bases en route to first-team all-state and Michigan Dream Team honors. He was also ranked as the No. 1 catcher in the state of Michigan by Perfect Game and Prep Baseball Report. Dolney started his collegiate career at the University of Nebraska but the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled his freshman season. Dolney then transferred back closer to home to play for the Eagles.

Through 15 games at EMU, Dolney has batted .313 with two home runs and 8 RBI. He has yet to make an appearance on the mound. Dolney is expected to be a staple behind the plate for the Battle Jacks this summer. He has yet to make an error behind the plate for the Eagles this season. Both his glove and bat should be major contributors for the Battle Jacks this summer.


The Battle Creek Battle Jacks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set Battle Creek as your favorite team.