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Battle Creek Looks Poised to Make Big Splash in Historic 2020 Shortened Season

July 1, 2020 - BATTLE CREEK, MI. - The 2020 season will look different than any other year. The Northwoods League has been divided into pods, which have then been split into divisions. In the Michigan Pod there are two divisions, North and South. The North division includes the Traverse City Pit Spitters, Great Lakes Resorters and Northern Michigan Dune Bears. All three teams will be playing their games in Traverse City. The South Division is made up of the Battle Creek Bombers, Kalamazoo Growlers and Kalamazoo Mac Daddies. Each team... Full Story

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COVID-19 Impacts Baseball Culture, Enables Bombers to Get Talent with Leagues Canceled

June 30, 2020 - In sports, it is difficult to adequately social distance. Sports require contact, whether it be celebrating a homerun or tackling the opposition. Despite this, the Bombers must actively forego unnecessary contact to ensure the safety of the players, fans and community. Leading that charge will be manager Mike Ruppenthal. 2020 will be his third year with the Bombers but will be unlike any other season. Ruppenthal must change the way he coaches and works with his team to ensure that the players participate in a full season.... Full Story

From Basement to Baseball: How Bombers Overcame Pandemic to Get Ready for Season

June 25, 2020 - About a month ago, the Bombers' general manager, Tyler Shore, did not expect to see baseball in Battle Creek. Fast forward a couple of weeks and on June 15, the first day Michigan lifted its stay at home order, over 11 full-time staffers and more than 20 interns were placed six feet apart at Homer Stryker Field for an orientation for the 2020 summer. In a normal season, the Bombers start preparing C.O. Brown Stadium as soon as employees can withstand the brutally cold Michigan weather. "Normally we are out here [workin... Full Story

2020 Battle Creek Bomb Squad Released

June 24, 2020 - The Battle Creek Bombers are proud to unveil the roster for the 2020 season. The team features nine returning players to C.O. Brown Stadium, including leading hitters Caleb Balgaard (South Alabama) and Seth Tucker (Hendrix College) who both hit over .300 and combined for 57 hits, 25 RBIs and 35 runs over 41 games. Members of the pitching staff who will come back for a second summer are Burrell Jones (Michigan State University) and Pablo Arevalo (Barry University). Jones recorded three saves over 11 appearances allowing no ea... Full Story

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