Published On: August 5th, 2018

Battle Creek, Mi. – Both the Battle Creek Bombers and Rockford Rivets had their offenses going on Saturday night at C.O. Brown Stadium, but the Rivets eventually succumbed 10-8 in the high-scoring affair.

Rockford Rivets got on the board in the first inning when Parker Bates tripled scoring one run.

The Bombers took the lead for good with three runs in the fourth inning. Jake Wilson doubled, scoring two runs and Roman Trujillo singled, scoring one run.

Rockford scored six runs in the third inning. The Rivets’ offense in the inning was led by Bates, Jimmy Day, and Logan Michaels, all sending runners across the plate in the inning.

Tanner Propst took the loss for Rockford Rivets. He went two innings, allowing three runs on four hits, striking out one and walking one.

Brad Littleton started the game for Rockford Rivets. He lasted three innings, allowing eight hits and seven runs while striking out two.

“They’re just the better team than us right now,” said Rivets’ Manager Brian Smith.

The Rockford Rivets had eight hits in the game. Bates and Jacob Vander Wal each had multiple hits for Rockford. Bates went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Rivets offensively.

The two teams face off again in Battle Creek tomorrow. First pitch is schedule for 12:05 CST at C.O. Brown Stadium.

The Rockford Rivets are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in 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, more than 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 Rivets as your favorite team.

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