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Kalamazoo subdued by Waterloo 9-4

Brett Sunde Front imageWaterloo, Iowa–   The Kalamazoo Growlers fall to 1-2 on their current six game road trip as they were defeated by the Waterloo Bucks 9-4 Thursday evening. The Growlers fell in a early hole allowing the Bucks to strike in the 1st inning. A big four run fourth inning by Waterloo extended the Bucks lead to 7-1. The Growlers did their best to rally as they put up 3 runs in the eighth inning. It was to no avail though, as Matt Behounick (St. Thomas) came in and shut the door on the Growlers.

The Kalamazoo offense was alive and well as they out-hit the home team 11-8. Jesse Puscheck (Canisius College) had his 2nd straight multi-hit game going 2 for 3 with a hit-by-pitch. Brett Sunde (Western Michigan) hit his 2nd home-run of the season in his first at-bat, in addition to upping his RBI total to 11 on his Northwoods League campaign. The big hitter in the Waterloo lineup was Kevin Kaczmarksi (Evansville) who went 3 for 3 with a homer and 4 RBI's on the night. Cody Sedlock (Illinois) picked up his third win of the season going six innings and striking out seven Growlers for Waterloo.

The Kalamazoo Grolwers will be back in action tomorrow night at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo, Iowa for the 2nd game of this two game set. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 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 http://www.growlersbaseball.com.​