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Growlers sweep Loggers, win 7-6

zzzzzzzzzLa Crosse Wis.-     The tying and winning runs were on base in the bottom of the ninth with no outs, and John Schreiber (Northwestern Ohio) came up huge and retired the next three men to step to the plate. Kory Brown (Bowling Green) made the game saving catch in deep center field to seal the win and allow the Kalamazoo Growlers to complete the sweep at Copeland Park.

At the plate for the Growlers, all-star catcher Ryan Lidge (Notre Dame) and first baseman Karl Sorenson (St. Cloud State) each drove in two runs apiece, to aid the Growlers in their 7-6 victory. Dillon Haivland (Duke University) picked up his third win of the summer while the aforementioned John Schreiber picked up his third save.

The Kalamazoo Growlers will be back in action tomorrow night at Homer Stryker Field to take on these La Crosse Loggers. First pitch will be at 7:05 E.S.T. 

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