LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Rockford Rivets increased their win streak to seven games with Tuesday’s 4-3 win over the Battle Creek Bombers at Rivets Stadium.
Rockford starter Nick Drahozal threw a gem for the win. Drahozal (2-0) pitched held the Bombers to two runs on six hits and struck out six over his six innings of work. Zach Olszewski closed the game for the Rivets with a perfect ninth inning and earned his second save.
The Rivets took the lead for good with two runs in the third inning off Battle Creek starter Scott Sency. Ricardo Ramirez tied the game with a sacrifice fly and Neal Tyrell gave Rockford a 3-2 lead with a two-out RBI double to center field.
Braden Williams, who doubled in a run in the fourth, was 2-for-2 with two walks and one RBI.
The Rivets and Bombers face off again at Rivets Stadium at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday. Broadcasts and live streams can be found at NorthwoodsLeague.com.
Rockford is a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League, which will play its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2016. 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 150 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (Washington Nationals) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (Chicago White Sox), Jordan Zimmermann (Detroit Tigers), Curtis Granderson (New York Mets), Lucas Duda (Mets) and Ben Zobrist (Chicago Cubs). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website, NorthwoodsLeague.com. For more information, visit RockfordRivets.com.