Horak’s Left Arm Too Much for Rivets’ Bats
BATTLE CREEK, MICH – Left handed pitcher Jordan Horak was too much for the Rivets on Saturday, tossing seven shutout innings as the Battle Creek Bombers beat the Rockford Rivets 7-0 at C.O Brown Stadium.
Horak (3-1) stretched his consecutive scoreless innings streak to thirteen by allowing just four Rivets hits while walking one and striking out six. Righty Drake Robison (1-2) took the loss, tossing six innings and allowing five runs, only three earned, and eight hits in the game. Nigel Ward pitched the final two innings from Battle Creek
The scoring would start in the third inning. After a double by Ale Gomez, Dan Patzlaff hit the first pitch he saw from Robison into right field, scoring Gomez. The Bombers would add to the lead in the fifth. Gomez and Patzlaff both reached on errors, and Jarrod Watkins would score Gomez with a single before Daniel Jipping scored Patzlaff and Watkins with a single of his own making it 4-0.
Battle Creek went back to work in the sixth. After a Nick Podkul single, Gomez would drive him in with a hit through the middle for a run scoring single to make it 5-0. The scoring would wrap up in the seventh. Watkins and Nick Poirier both singled, and Kevin Dupree would drive both in with a single into right field to make it 7-0 Bombers.
The Rivets will continue the two game series against the Bombers in Battle Creek on Sunday afternoon at 2:05 p.m. 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.