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Published On: June 21st, 2018

GREEN BAY, WI- The Growlers did just a bit of everything on their way to a comfortable 5-2 win against the Green Bay Bullfrogs, pushing their winning streak to a franchise-record eight games and completing a perfect four game road trip.

The Growlers struck early with three runs in the first inning, two of those runs coming from a line-drive single by Zach Daniels. Kalamazoo’s centerfielder would finish 3 for 4 on the day, while making three miraculous diving catches to rob Bullfrog singles.

The three runs in the first turned out to be all the Growlers needed, as starter Connor Adams pitched five shutout innings earning his first win of the season. While Green Bay’s Justin Bureau couldn’t figure out the Growlers in his first start of the season. Bureau allowed 10 hits in 5.2 IP, and allowed all five Growler runs while picking up the loss.

The Bullfrogs would chip into the lead with two runs off of Growlers reliever Tommy Sommer in the sixth and seventh innings, making it a save situation in the ninth for Growlers reliever Andrew O’Dwyer. O’Dwyer breezed through the ninth, facing four batters while allowing no runs to get his first save of the year.

Kalamazoo also had great performances from Donovan Clark and Brendan Rivoli. Clark, given the nickname ‘Mr. Steal Yo Base’, finished 2 for 5 on the day out of the leadoff spot. Rivoli, along with a nice day behind the plate, finished 2 for 3 with 2 RBI.

The win for Kalamazoo sets the franchise record for consecutive wins with eight, passing the seven-game mark set in the 2016 season.  The win also finished off a perfect road-trip for Kalamazoo, who picked up two wins in Mequon versus Lakeshore, and two in Green Bay vs the Bullfrogs.

Kalamazoo will now return home for the most important four-game stretch of the season with two contests against the Kingfish and two crucial games against the division leading Madison Mallards.

The Growlers (16-6) return to Homer Stryker Field to battle the Kenosha Kingfish (7-14) with first pitch scheduled for 7:05pm.

###The Kalamazoo Growlers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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, 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit 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.