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Sports: Bombers Find Success in Big League Showcase

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It may have been an off day for the Battle Creek Bombers, but three members of the squad excelled at the Northwoods League‘s Big League Showcase in Madison, Wisconsin Tuesday.

Outfielders Nick Walker (Austin Peay) and Nehwon Norkeh (Tennessee Wesleyan) along with pitcher Mark Quimby (San Diego) were involved in the first of two games at Warner Park. The exhibition contest ended in a 5-5 tie after 11 innings.

Walker would go 0-for-2 in his left field start. Norkeh would replace Walker in the sixth inning, earning two walks and scoring the game-tying run in the ninth.

On the mound, Quimby would pitch the seventh inning, striking out the side while allowing a walk.

Northwoods League action returns tonight for the Bomb Squad, as they wrap up their series with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters tonight on the road. While the remaining six games on the Bombers schedule are on the road, they have a very good shot of hosting one playoff game. Their second-place overall record will give them home-field advantage if the first-half champion Rapids win the South Division in the second-half. They currently hold a one-game lead over the Rockford Rivets and a two-game lead over the Lakeshore Chinooks.

Tonight’s game at Witter Field is at 8:05pm.

Tigers Thwarted Again in Pittsburgh

The offensive woes continue for the Detroit Tigers, falling 6-3 to the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday night to drop their fourth straight.

Mikie Mahtook had two hits on the night, with Jim Aducci and Miguel Cabrera driving in a run each.

Matthew Boyd allowed all six runs in four innings of work, falling to 5-6 on the season.

The four-game, home-and-home series returns to Detroit tonight for the final two games of the series. Check out all the action at 6:45pm on 95.3 WBCK!

NABF World Series Begins Tonight at C.O. Brown Stadium

The 104th National Amateur Baseball Federation World Series opens their five-day tournament tonight with the host city and the defending champs. The Battle Creek Merchants, seeing their second appearance in the tournament and first as host, will take on Brooklyn Sports Fever at 7:15pm.

Pre-game ceremonies begin at 6:30pm with remarks from NABF Executive Director Charles Blackburn, an honor given to Battle Creek native and former Major League Baseball umpire Mike Reilly, and Mayor Dave Walters will deliver the first pitch.

Pool play continues on Thursday with the remaining 10 teams. The Merchants will take on the Beecher (Illinois) Muskies at 7pm at C.O. Brown. Follow the series all the way through Sunday online and on 95.3 WBCK!

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