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Published On: August 10th, 2023

By Tyler Bright

Battle Creek, MI – The Kalamazoo Growlers pounced the Battle Creek Battle Jacks 18-4 at MCCU Field. 

The Growlers fired on all cylinders offensively in the last I-94 Rivalry at MCCU Field, making their chances of solidifying a playoff spot that much closer. 

Battle Creek struggled with allowing sluggers to get on base. Kalamazoo had a total of 17 hits and drew 13 walks. The Battle Jacks had to use six different pitchers on the bump in a game that was wavering in the early stages. Starting pitcher Lukas Brewer (Lansing Community College) who had great few outings against previous teams, suffered his first loss of the season. 

Despite the negatives, the Dogs were able to generate a good amount of action offensively. Anthony Aloisio (Davenport University) notched 2 RBI with a single to drive in Jay Adams (Concordia University) both in the bottom of the 1st and 3rd innings. Spencer Verburg (Central Michigan University) belted a home run to left field, bringing home Sebastian Kuhns (Huntington University) to show off a little firepower tonight.

The Battle Jacks look forward to clashing with the Growlers one last time in the I-94 Rivalry. Battle Creek looks to play spoiler and finish the season off strong for the Cereal City on Thursday at Homer Stryker Field.


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.