The 104th annual National Amateur Baseball Federation World Series kicked off Wednesday at C.O. Brown Stadium featuring the local hosts and the defending champs. In the end, Brooklyn Sports Fever would taking the opening contest of Pool A, defeating the Battle Creek Merchants 7-3 in 13 innings.

Sports Fever would never relinquish the lead during the game, taking a 2-0 lead after five innings. The Merchants would tie the contest in the sixth before falling behind 3-2 in the eighth. The home squad tied it in their half of the eighth and would stay 3-3 into extras. Brooklyn would score four runs in the top of the 13th to take the game.

Today's action begins at 11am with Flanagan Associates (Connecticut) and St. John's Lefty's (Ohio) to begin Pool B play at Morrison Field. Pool C opens at 2:30pm with Battistoni Diesel (New York) and Hackensack Troast (New Jersey), also at Morrison Field. The Merchants return to action at 7pm at C.O. Brown, battling the Beecher (Illinois) Muskies. Follow all the action from the NABF World Series here and on 95.3 WBCK.

Bombers Sink Rafters, Play Two at Lakeshore

The final week of the regular season for the Battle Creek Bombers continued Wednesday with a 7-4 victory over the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. It was pivotal win for the Bomb Squad, who remain in the playoff hunt for home field in a one-game playoff.

Nehwon Norkeh drove in three runs on the night including on his first homer of the season. Justin Felix launched his sixth round-tripper of the year and Neil Walker knocked in two runs.

Dakota Edwards improved to 4-2 on the season. Tom Stoffel closed it out for his second save on the season.

The Bombers head to Mequon, Wisconsin for the next two days, opening with a double header against the Lakeshore Chinooks. Game 1 of the twinbill takes place at 4:30pm today.

Tigers Return the Favor to the Pirates

In a game heard here on WBCK, the Detroit Tigers discovered their bats were at home in a 10-0 shutout. It also helps when your ace was lights out.

Justin Verlander tossed eight innings, allowing a single hit in the sixth, striking out six to move to 8-7 on the year.

Nicholas Castellanos drove in five runs on the night and another four from Ian Kinsler, which included his 11th homer of the season.

The final game of the four-game, home-and-home series is this afternoon at 12:45pm on 95.3 WBCK!

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