Battle Creek, MI – The Battle Creek Bombers have hired Joseph Ramos as an Assistant Coach for the 2012 season.
Ramos brings a wealth of baseball experience to the Bombers. He hails from San Diego, California and graduated high school from Mt. Carmel in 2001. He began his collegiate baseball career at Palomar Junior College and was 1st team All-American in 2003. Ramos transferred to Cal State University of Chico for the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Ramos was again named 1st Team All-American in 2005 and the National Defensive Player of the Year of 2005.
Ramos started his professional career with the Kalamazoo Kings of the Frontier League in 2006. In the four years with the team he amassed a .296 batting average, 35 home runs, 137 stolen bases and a fielding percentage of .948. Ramos then joined the Lake County Fielders of the Northern League for the 2010 season. In 41 games with the Fielders, Ramos totaled a .229 batting average, 7 doubles, 8 stolen bases and 14 walks. For the 2011 season, Ramos signed with the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association. In 91 games with the team he totaled a .268 batting average, 40 RBI’s, 16 stolen bases and a fielding percentage of .981. From there Ramos entered the coaching realm, becoming the head coach of the JV Poway High School team where he is in his second season with the team.
“We are very excited to bring Joe on board for this summer. He comes highly recommended, brings a solid base of experience in professional baseball and is familiar with the area. He will do a great job with the players this summer”, said Bombers GM Brian Colopy.
The Battle Creek Bombers are members of the prestigious Northwoods League that has more teams, plays more games, and draws more fans than any other summer collegiate baseball league in North America. The team is set to kick off their 6th season in Battle Creek on June 1st with a Fireworks display and 2011 Championship celebration. For tickets call (269) 962-0735 or visit BattleCreekBombers.com.