Boston Brawlers catcher Guido Groeneveld was given bad news after leaving today’s game against Battle Creek Attack with a foot injury after blasting a leadoff double in the second inning and pulling up lame at second base. Doctors say he has torn ankle ligaments and will need at least four months to recover, effectively ending his 2017 season.
Boston opened the scoring in their third game of a four game set in Battle Creek, when DH Bill Ross hit a 2-run home run, scoring Melvin Cordova, who was pinch running for Groeneveld, as well as himself, to open the scoring. It was Ross’ third long ball in two games, after he blasted two in yesterday’s 3-1 win over Attack, his only two hits of that game.
However, in tonight’s game, Battle Creek fought back, eventually scoring six runs in the 7th inning to put them up on Boston 8-4. The Brawlers did manage two more runs in the top of the 9th, but it was not enough as Everett Weisensel came in to relieve Tomoo Fujihara and put the chill on any Brawlers comeback. The Battle Creek closer struck out two and forced a ground out while only giving up one more hit, to earn the save.
Fujihara would get the credit for Attack’s win, on his 2-1/3 innings, while Boston’s Pete Sharpe was saddled with the loss.
Battle Creek earned their first win of the season, and are now 1-2, while Boston slides to 2-1.