Photo Credit: Alyssa Halverson
Green Bay have won back-to-back games
by: Manny Rodriguez
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – The Green Bay Booyah picked up right where they left off before the All-Star Break. They defeated the Battle Creek Bombers on Thursday, 12-4.
Green Bay got on the board first in the opening frame when Max Wagner (Clemson) drove in Dalton Pearson (Georgia State) with a single to left field.
The Bombers answered back with two unanswered runs to have a lead entering the third inning. That’s when Pearson hit a single that scored Nadir Lewis (Princeton). After stealing both second and third, Pearson was able to score during Wagner’s next at-bat when he came in to score on a wild pitch to take a 3-2 lead.
Green Bay would not turn back after that. In the fourth, Kaden Hollow hit a solo home run to right field to make it a 4-2 lead. It was Hollow’s sixth home run of the season, which gives him the most on the team.
In the fifth inning, the Booyah broke it open. They brought ten men to the dish and scored five runs in the frame. That widened the margin to 9-2.
Green Bay would add another three runs in the final stages of the game and finished with the eight-run win. Logan Lee (Northwood) picked up his fourth win of the season. He pitched six innings, allowing two runs, one unearned, one walk with four strikeouts. Joseph Hettinger (Washington University in St. Louis) picked up the three-inning save.
The Booyah and the Bombers are slated to finish their two-game series tomorrow at C.O. Brown Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 5:35 pm CDT. The Booyah will turn to Evan Estridge (Clemson) to wrap up the series.
The Booyah will return to Capital Credit Union Park on Monday, July 26 for a bout against the Wisconsin Woodchucks. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 pm. It will be Free Hot Dogs Monday, presented by Festival Foods. Free hot dogs for the first 90 minutes after gates open, limit two hot dogs per person, per trip.
Single game, group tickets and the all-new Fleet Farm Flex Packs are on sale now. The Fleet Farm Flex Pack includes six tickets that can also be used for any games this summer along with a $50 Capital Credit Union Park gift card, $10 Fleet Farm gift card and much more. Visit www.booyahbaseball.com or call the ticket office at 920-497-7225 to reserve your seats today. The Booyah front office at Capital Credit Union Park is located at 2231 Holmgren Way in Ashwaubenon. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.
The Green Bay Booyah are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.booyahbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Booyah as your favorite team.