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Bombers Add Three From Overseas

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BATTLE CREEK, MI – It's Opening Week in Battle Creek and the OnStaff Group Recruiting Trail is excited to announce three players from overseas will be joining the team this summer. Justin van Berkel, Chi-Ping Wu, and Yu-Hsuan Chen are the latest additions to the 2016 roster.

Justin van Berkel: 6'0", 175 lb, RHP, Sophomore, (Bats: R/Throws: R), Netherlands

van Berkel is one of four players from the Collegiate Baseball League Europe (CBLE) selected to play Northwoods League. His brother, Marijn, will be joining the Rockford Rivets this summer. He played for the Vienna Emperors last summer where he struck out 8 in 15 innings pitched. The Bombers look forward to the righty's contribution to the team's pitching rotation.

Chi-Ping Wu: 6’2”, 180 lbs, RHP, Sophomore, (Bats: R/Throws: R), Taiwan

Wu is entering his first season with the Battle Creek Bombers. Wu pitches for the National Taiwan Sport University in Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

Wu’s pitching arsenal includes a curveball, splitter, slider and a fastball that maxes out at 92 miles per hour.

Yu-Hsuan Chen: 5’10”, 164 lbs, RHP, Sophomore, (Bats: L/Throws: R), Taiwan

Chen is also entering his first season with the Bombers. Chen is also a member of the National Taiwan Sport University baseball team in Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

Chen brings a three-pitch arsenal to Battle Creek that includes a slider, curveball and a fastball that tops out at 89 miles per hour.

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Fans can guarantee tickets to the team’s top weekend dates of the season by locking in the Bombers new 5-game pack.  5-game packs are $59 and include the best seats at the team’s five (5) best games with all-you-can-eat food and beverages with guaranteed giveaways. Fans can buy online by going to http://northwoodsleague.com/battle-creek-bombers/tickets/5-game-packs/.  Fans can also call the team’s front office at (269) 962-0735 or by emailing tickets@battlecreekbombers.com

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The Battle Creek Bombers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 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, 150 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.battlecreekbombers.com.