BOMBERS RELEASE 2010 SCHEDULE
The Battle Creek Bombers announced today their official 2010 Northwoods League season schedule, featuring 35 home dates at C.O. Brown Stadium this summer. The Northwoods League, having recently expanded to 16 teams, will now feature a 70-game regular season with teams playing all of their games within their own division. As a member of the South Division, the Bombers open the season on the road at Green Bay (WI) on Wednesday, June 2nd.
Following a short two-game series with the Bullfrogs, the Bombers return to Battle Creek for their home opener on Friday, June 4th versus the Waterloo (IA) Bucks as part of a 5-game home stand.
Other season highlights include seven Friday and six Saturday home dates, four “Thirsty Thursday” promotion dates, and a busy 13 home games in June followed by 16 more in July. Bombers home game times are 7:05 p.m. (Monday – Saturday) and 5:05 p.m. (Sunday). All times are Eastern Standard Time.
“We are excited about our schedule for 2010 as we inch closer to our fourth season of Bombers baseball,” said Rick Lindau, General Manager. “With an extra home game added to our slate, along with a favorable schedule pitting us against our emerging South Division rivals, the Bombers will continue to offer affordable family entertainment and quality baseball action all summer long,” added Lindau.
The regular season wraps up on Monday, August 16th. The 2010 NWL Playoffs will begin the following day with a pair of best-of-three divisional series pitting the first-half champion against the second-half champion in each division. The winners will advance to the best-of-three NWL Championship Series that will open on Friday, August 20th. The 2010 NWL All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 20th at Carson Park in Eau Claire, WI.
The Championship Series and the All-Star Game will be the only meetings in 2010 between the North Division and South Division. With the addition of Willmar (MN) to the North Division and Wisconsin Rapids (WI) to the South Division, the Northwoods League now has two eight-team divisions. Each team will face the other seven teams in their division ten times, including five home and five away.
The Bombers are proud members of the Northwoods League, the premier summer collegiate baseball league in North America. The Northwoods League begins its 17th season of play this summer, showcasing the finest collegiate baseball players competing across the Midwestern United States and Canada.