Booyah stumble late, fall to Bombers
ASHWAUBENON – The Green Bay Booyah fell to the Battle Creek Bombers Wednesday night at Capital Credit Union Park, 9-8.
The Bombers scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning to squeak out the win.
Green Bay fell behind 3-0 early before it was able to even it up in the bottom of the second inning.
A two-run home run by Tristin Garcia (Western Kentucky) and a sacrifice fly and an RBI by Nathan Blasick (West Virginia) leveled the game 3-3.
The Bombers scored four in the top of the third for a 7-3 advantage.
In the fifth, Garcia picked up a third run batted in when he hit a sacrifice fly that scored Nadir Lewis (Princeton).
In the sixth, with Lewis stealing second, the Bombers catcher threw the ball to second high, which allowed Blake Salamon (Northwood) to score.
In the eighth, with Seth DeNoyer (Indiana University-Kokomo) standing at second after a passed ball as a pinch-runner for Blasick, Elias Flowers (Jacksonville) moved him to third.
Lewis then picked up a single that scored DeNoyer to make it a one-run deficit.
After stealing second during Dayson Croes’ (Quincy) at-bat, Lewis scored when Croes hit a single to left.
Croes advanced to second on the throw.
Brendan Ryan (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) then came to the dish as a pinch-hitter and hit an RBI double to right that scored Croes to give Green Bay the lead, 8-7.
But in the ninth, the Bombers were able to take advantage of an error to start the inning to tie the game.
They eventually took a 9-8 lead after a single to center field.
The Booyah were unable to answer back, going down 1-2-3 in the home half of the ninth.
Green Bay welcomes the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Thursday, Aug. 5, as they open a home-and-home series.
The first pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
There will be a performance by the Infalatamaniacs.
It will also be Thirsty Thursday with Bud Light and 101 WIXX.
Half-price taps will be available through the end of the fifth inning.