The Battle Creek Bombers signed with Willis Sports Agents in March of 2018 to assist with their players’ matriculation into Major League Baseball. Their front office also hired Willis Law to handle their corporate legal matters.
The Bombers enter the 2018 season with high hopes after falling short in the rubber match of the Northwoods League Summer Collegiate World Series in 2017. The Bombers completed the 2017 campaign with a record of 45-32, while setting franchise records for most home runs (54) and most extra base hits (213) in a season.
Based in Battle Creek, Michigan, the team plays its home games at C.O. Brown Stadium. In 2011, the Bombers won the Summer Collegiate World Series in its first year under General Manager Brian Colopy. The Bombers are owned by Dick Radatz Jr. Brian Solemsaas enters his first year as head coach after serving as the Bomber’s pitching coach in 2016. Five Bombers were taken in the 2017 MLB Draft and three alumni have reached the Major Leagues.
The Northwoods League features 18 teams, which are located in Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Ontario. Teams consist of top collegiate talent from across the nation. These players compete in over 70 games in approximately 80 days throughout the summer, which prepares the players for the rigors of baseball at the minor league or major league levels. Over 141 alumni have made it to the Major Leagues, such as Jordan Zimmerman, Max Scherzer, Curtis Granderson, and Chris Sale. In 2015 alone, over 190 alumni were drafted in the MLB Draft. Mets manager Terry Collins is also an alumni of the Northwood League’s coaching ranks.