They'll be heading to Duluth, Minnesota to play a one-game winner take all Championship against the Duluth Huskies in the Northwoods League World Series, Thursday night at 7:35 pm eastern time. The game will once again be streamed on ESPN+.
Last night they shocked the Northwoods league by eliminating the clear favorite to win the championships, the Traverse City Pit Spitters, with a 9-5 victory in Traverse City. The game was neck & neck until the 6th inning where the Growlers brought in 4 to go up 8-4, which was enough to pull away with the W
This Sunday, August 14th at 5:05 p.m. the Kalamazoo Growlers have their first chance to make a run for a championship title as they'll be looking for their first playoff game victory since the team became the Growlers back in 2014.
This will be his final year as a Kalamazoo Growler but it’s pretty clear now that at some point next season they will retire his jersey, #2, in a special game. Nobody knows as of yet where the number will be honored at, but we thank him for the past five years of entertainment as he will soon be the only Growler, whose #2, will be his forever.
Another former Battle Creek Bombers (now BattleJacks) has made it to the major leagues. The Northwoods League is a collegiate summer league, and both Battle Creek and Kalamazoo have teams in the league. But one category where Battle Creek leads Kalamazoo is former players to have made it to "The Show", the Major League.