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Published On: June 19th, 2023

By Sedric Granger

Rockford, IL – The Rockford Rivets used a six-run 3rd inning and an eight-run 6th inning to dominate game one of the series against the Battle Creek Battle Jacks, 15-1.

It was just not the Battle Jacks day. Battle Creek struggled to find the strike zone throughout the night, walking 15 batters. In addition, the Blue and White yielded their first grand slam of the season in the 3rd inning. Lastly, the offense only scored one run on just five hits.

Although the game did not go well, the Battle Jacks had a few bright spots. Kameron Haviland (Benedictine U at Mesa) struck out four batters. Additionally, Charlie Rhee (San Diego State) continued his hot streak with an RBI single, scoring Jake Allgeyer (Western Illinois) in the 5th inning. 

The Battle Jacks (7-13) are now 2-9 in game ones of the series. On the bright side, Battle Creek tends to fare much better in game twos of series, going 5-4 in those games. They will look to bounce back against Rockford (13-8) on Tuesday.


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.