Holcomb Back With Bombers



Date: February 3, 2009

Holcomb Back With Bombers
Local Prep Star Returns for Second Summer

(BATTLE CREEK, MI) The Battle Creek Bombers are pleased to announce the signing of former Homer star Dan Holcomb for the upcoming 2009 Northwoods League season. 

Holcomb returns for his second season with the Bombers after a successful campaign in 2008. The 6’3” 220 pound sophomore from Evansville University (Evansville, IN) appeared in 14 games last summer (12 starts) for the Bombers. As a regular in the Bombers starting rotation, the right hander finished 3-5 with a 4.25 ERA in 65.2 innings of work. He limited opponents to a .256 batting average while striking out 38 and walking 42 batters on the season. 

“Northwoods League experience and upside best describes Dan Holcomb,” said Tom Fleenor, Bombers new field manager for 2009. “We expect him to not only contribute on the field with his skills, but to also provide the leadership necessary for a successful summer for the Bombers.”

Holcomb was Michigan’s co-recipient of the Mr. Baseball Award in 2006 when he compiled a 15-0 record, 0.73 ERA and five no-hitters as a senior at Homer High School. In all, Holcomb collected a state record 42 consecutive wins en route to a 45-1 career mark along with nine no-hitters for the Trojans. The two-time All-State selection helped the Trojans win two state titles in three years and a national record 75 straight games from 2004-2005. 

“We are thrilled to have Dan back pitching for the Bombers in 2009,” added Rick Lindau, Bombers General Manager. “Dan is a first-class young man who represented the Bombers very well in his first season in the Northwoods League. I am confident his experience pitching here last summer will help continue his development and benefit him both at Evansville and for the Bombers next season.” 

Holcomb made just eight appearances as a redshirt freshman for the Purple Aces in 2008 after missing the entire 2007 season following Tommy John surgery.