Published On: April 23rd, 2011

The Bombers are returning another starting pitcher to their rotation today, re-signing Joe Battistelli from Eastern Michigan University for the 2011 season.

Battistelli pitched extensively for Battle Creek in 2010, earning a 4-4 record, 4.67 ERA, and striking out 45 through 52 innings. In his sophomore season with the Eagles, he’s 3-1, though he’s pitched mostly out of the bullpen with a handful of starts. Joe was an All-Star for the Bombers a season ago representing Battle Creek in Eau Claire, WI last summer.  Battistelli is heavily involved with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program in the EMU community.

“With Joe being our only All-Star last year, there was no question we wanted him to be a part of our squad in 2011.  He is a guy that will give his team a chance to win every time he goes out there.  He should also help our new pitchers settle in right away.” said Brian Colopy, Bombers GM.

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