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Miami Sends Two to Battle Creek

Two from “The U” Join the Bombers Roster

Battle Creek, Mich. – Two freshmen hailing from the number four recruiting class in the nation at the University of Miami will be joining the Bombers for the 2014 season.  The team has announced the signings of Johnny Ruiz and Sebastian Diaz to their roster for the upcoming season.

Out of the national powerhouse school in Florida, Westminster Christian, Johnny Ruiz was a standout as a middle infielder. Ruiz, a lefty at the plate, had an average of .564 with 5 home runs and 40 RBIs in his senior year.  Those numbers led to Johnny racking up all-state honors while being named team MVP.  His junior year he also earned First-Team All-Dade honors while hitting .505.

“Johnny will play a key role for us this summer.  He brings some very impressive accolades to Battle Creek. He will go out night in and night out and help you win with a great assortment of tools,” added Bombers Head Coach Dan Trivett.

Sebastian Diaz, a Southwest Ranches, Florida native, is a versatile athlete that can be effective in a number of positions.  The 6’1” freshman was highly recruited out of University High School, a Florida powerhouse.  He has accolades that include Second-Team All-Broward his junior season and garnered All-Broward Honorable Mention in 2011 and 2012.

Trivett adds about Diaz, “(He) has all the accolades to match his tool set.  Diaz is a player that got a lot of national attention out of school because he can really play a high caliber of baseball.” Trivett says about the Miami duo, “Coming to Battle Creek from ‘the U’ is two of the finest freshman college baseball players in America.  We are honored to have them.”

Catch Johnny Ruiz, Sebastian Diaz, and company this summer in Battle Creek as they compete to capture a Northwoods League championship.  Opening day for the Bombers is scheduled for May 29th at 7:05pm against the rival Kalamazoo Growlers.  Season tickets, mini-plans, and group outings are now available by calling the Bombers at (269)-962-0735 or by emailing info@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 21st 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, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit www.battlecreekbombers.com