Kalamazoo, Mich. – The Kalamazoo Growlers will face off against the rival Battle Creek Bombers (1-1) tonight at 7:05 p.m. at C.O. Brown Stadium.
The Growlers (1-1) are coming off yesterday’s doubleheader split against the defending Northwoods League Champion Madison Mallards. In game one, the Growlers committed four errors and surrendered eight walks as the Mallards cruised to a 6-2 victory. Catcher Brett Sunde knocked in the first RBI in Growler franchise history as the Growlers tacked on two runs in the top of the seventh, but the comeback fizzled. In game two, the Growlers exploded for six runs in the second inning, capped by shortstop John Rubino's three-run double, and defeated the Mallards to earn their first win in team history. Pitcher Donnie Eaton earned the win, going two innings allowing just one hit and striking out two.
The Growlers' first home game of the year is on Friday, May 30 at Homer Stryker Field, when the Bombers come to Kalamazoo for the opener of a five game homestand for the Growlers.
Watch the Growlers live on the Northwoods League YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/NorthwoodsLeague
Listen to the “Voices of the Growlers” Mike Coleman and Nick Tirro on UStream here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kalamazoo-growlers
Single Game tickets are currently on sale, but limited tickets are available for Opening Weekend. To purchase single game tickets, flex plans or season tickets contact the Kalamazoo Growlers Box office at (269) 492-9966 or visit www.growlersbaseball.com and click the “Buy Tickets” tab for more purchasing information.
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