Bombers Take First Game of Second Half
Battle Creek, Mich. – With a fresh start to a “new season” the Battle Creek Bombers (21-15, 1-0) won their seventh one-run game Wednesday night 3-2 against Kenosha (22-14, 0-1).
Down 1-0 in the bottom of the second, Alex Howard (Arkansas State) blasted a two-run home run to left to give the Bombers their first lead of the night. It was Howard’s third home run of the season. Battle Creek tagged on another run in the fourth on Nikola Vasic’s (Southern Illinois) RBI single that scored Cale Hennemann (University of Memphis).
Kenosha scored their second and only run of the game in the sixth on Battle Creek starter Taylor Horn (Wayne State) off an RBI single with runners on second and third. Horn gave Battle Creek one of their best starts against Kenosha all year, he concluded the night with six innings of work, just two runs allowed with six strikeouts. Tim Nelson (UC San Diego) relieved Horn in the sixth and closed the inning.
Kenosha would get the tying run of base in the eighth inning, but Mark Quinby (UC San Diego) proving he’s well deserved for an All-Star appearance, entered the game for Nelson and cleaned up the inning as well as garnering the last three outs of the game for Battle Creek. Quinby earned his fifth save of the year.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
Nick Walker (Austin Peay) extended his hit streak to 11 games tonight going 16-39 (.410) with five extra base hits, nine RBI, six runs score and seven walks
Howard only has three hitless games in his 25 games played. He’s 21-51 (.412) in his last thirteen games. The Albuquerque, New Mexico native recently ended an eleven-game hit streak, his longest of the year
Vasic recorded his fifth multi-hit game of the summer
Silent but Deadly
Quinby has not allowed a run through eleven innings of work. He’s struck out eleven batters and only allowed three hits
The Bombers will look for their first sweep since June 25/26th Thursday night against Kenosha. Christian Griffin is slated to throw the first pitch at 7:05. It is Thirsty Thursday and that means $2 LaBatt Beer all night long at C.O. Brown Stadium. Fans who can’t make it can catch Neil Doyle and Jake Hromada on Northwoods League TV and the Bombers Radio Network ten minutes prior to first pitch.
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