Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- A rained out batting practice was not enough to slow the Growlers bats, as they tagged the Rafters for six runs on ten hits to complete the series sweep at historic Witter Field. Kalamazoo did not need much offense as Ryan Colegate (Ohio Dominican) picked up his second win of the summer. The right-hander threw 5 2/3 innings of stellar baseball allowing one run on three hits. Devin Bronson (Eastern Michigan) collected his first save of the season while striking out five Rafters in a 3 1/3 innings effort.
Karl Sorenson (St. Cloud State) had another multiple RBI game driving in another two runs on two base-knocks to run his RBI total to 29 in 25 games with the Kalamazoo Growlers. Jesse Pushceck (Canisius College) had two extra base hits and two runs scored to help the Growlers win their second straight game. Alex Maloney (Ball State) extended his hitting streak to five games and drove in two RBI's to help carry the offensive workload.
The Kalamazoo Growlers will be back in action for two games tomorrow as they take on the Battle Creek Bombers in a home-in-home doubleheader to complete the season series between the two Michigan rivals. The first pitch of the morning game will be at 11:00 am E..S.T. at C.O. Brown Stadium in Battle Creek, Michigan.
The Kalamazoo Growlers 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 via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit http://www.growlersbaseball.com.