Growlers Finish Home-stand With Emphatic Win
KALAMAZOO, MI – The Growlers took on the Kokomo Jackrabbits in the final game of a four-game series at Homer Stryker Field and put up double digits to crush their opens 15-5. Adam Wheaton was perfect for four innings on the mound for Kalamazoo and ended his outing after six solid innings allowing just 2 hits and no runs. The Growlers scored 11 runs in just the first four innings as Growler pitching held Kokomo scoreless until the seventh.
The Growlers move arm’s length of Battle Creek at the top of the division and sit just one game below a .500 record this season. Kalamazoo heads on a six-game road trip to Battle Creek, Kenosha and Traverse City over the next few days.
The Kalamazoo Growlers 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.growlersbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Growlers as your favorite team.