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Battle Creek Bombers
Founded 2007
Ballpark C.O.marker Brown Stadiummarker
Based in Battle Creek, Michiganmarker
Team Colors scarlet, black, grey
League Northwoods League
Field Manager Tom Fleenor
General Manager Rick Lindau
Assistant General Manager Nate Mueske
Director of Broadcasting Mike Wagenheim
Owner Northwoods League

The Battle Creek Bombers are a baseball team that plays in the Northwoods League, an NCAA Summer Collegiate Baseball Association sanctioned summer baseball league comprising teams of the top college players. All players on the team must have NCAA eligibility remaining in order to participate. Their home games are played at the C.O.marker Brown Stadiummarker in Battle Creek, Michiganmarker. The team is currently owned by the Northwoods League.

2007 Season

The Battle Creek Bombers began play in 2007 as an expansion team in the Northwoods League. First year manager Brian Murphy guided the team to a record of 26-41.

Attendance for their first season was 27946, including a game on August 2, 2007 which was nationally televised on ESPNU and drew 4087 fans in a 3-2 loss to the Rochester Honkers.

The Bombers announced on October 15, 2007 that Matt Fonteno would be their field manager for the upcoming 2008 season. Matt has 3 years of experience as an assistant coach in college baseball.

2008 Season

The Bombers announced on May 1, 2008 that former intern Nate Mueske will replace Jake Thayer as Assistant General Manager.

2008 total attendance grew slightly from 2007 to 29,497. The Bombers finished the first half of the 2008 season in last place and they finished the second half in 6th place, missing the playoffs for the second straight season.

2009 Season

Under guidance of new field manager Tom Fleenor, the Bombers set a franchise record for wins in a season, going 37-30. The Bombers won 21 games in the first half of the season, finishing a game-and-a-half back of the Eau Claire Express. They finished four games back in the second half, barely missing out on the playoffs.

On the final night of the season, the Bombers drew a record crowd of 4,424 fans. Prior to the game, Chris Lewis was named team MVP for his outstanding season. Lewis broke 8 franchise records, and was in the top 2 of the league in seven offensive categories.

The Bombers sent a record 7 players to the Northwoods League All-Star Game, and 3 of those players (Chris Lewis, Matt Talley, and R.J. Hively) were selected to the Northwoods League Postseason All-Star Team.


  1. [1] Bombers website
  2. Battle Creek Bombers Baseball

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