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Published On: June 8th, 2019


June 7, 2019

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Growlers rebound with 4-2 victory over the Rockford Rivets

A needed victory for Kalamazoo after dropping a game against Battle Creek

Rockford, Ill — After the Kalamazoo Growlers had their five game win streak broken on Thursday, they respond with a 4-2 win over the Rockford Rivets.

The bats got rolling in the first, as Jimmy Sullivan (UVA) hit a leadoff double to start the ballgame. He later came around to score on the first RBI of the summer for Dakota Kotowski (Missouri State).

The Growlers added two more in the third inning on an RBI single from Anthony Cocco (Grand Valley State), bringing home Shea Kramer (Utah). Fox Leum (North Iowa Area CC) also scored on a wild pitch from starter Kasey Ford.

Another run was added in the fourth on an RBI walk from Clay Owens (USC).

The Rivets did not get on the board until the fifth when Blake Burrows (KSU) walked and scored on a double from Jeff Heinrich (South Carolina). The future Gamecock then scored on a single from Matt Higgins (Bellarmine).

The bullpen continued to be solid, as Alex McCutcheon (Huntington), Eamon Horwedel (Ohio), and Will Mullen (WMU) combined for two hits, no runs, two walks and seven strikeouts. McCutcheon earned the win, while Mullen picked up his second save.

Kalamazoo looks to sweep Rockford for the second time at 6:35 p.m. CT on Saturday at Rivets Stadium.


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