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Published On: April 27th, 2023


BATTLE CREEK, MI: With season number two just around the corner, the Battle Jacks are excited to announce their newest Founding Partner, Oaklawn Hospital. Oaklawn now joins Marshall Community Credit Union, IBEW 445, Denso, Eaton, and Climax Solar as the team’s 6th Founding Partner. 

“We could not be more excited to have Oaklawn on board this year as a Founding Partner. Oaklawn has supported our organization for years and this partnership takes that support to the next level. This partnership truly allows us to continue being Fan’s Best Friend and providing summer fun for all of Battle Creek, Marshall, and the surrounding communities,”  said Battle Jacks General Manager, Denny Smith. 

“Oaklawn is proud to partner with the Battle Creek Battle Jacks, as our core values align closely with the game of baseball and the people of Battle Creek. These include: Respect, Diversity & Equity, Quality, Teamwork, and Loyalty. We’re also excited to announce that we will be expanding into Battle Creek by opening a new office, Oaklawn Express Care – Beckley Road, this summer. By partnering with the Battle Jacks, we are encouraging people to be outside, be present, and to be active. And in the event someone needs express care services, we hope you’ll put your trust in Oaklawn,” said Ryan Traver, Director of Marketing at Oaklawn Hospital. 

Be sure to check out Oaklawn at MCCU Field beginning on May 29th and stay tuned for Oaklawn Express Care – Beckley Road opening in Battle Creek 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.