BEACH BUMS COME FROM BEHIND TO WIN 6-3
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Traverse City Beach Bums (17-21) trailed the Lake Erie Crushers (16-23) by three
but chipped away for a 6-3 win to win the finale of this weekend’s
Lake Erie scored all three of their runs in the third inning,
starting with an RBI grounds-rule double by Cody Lenahan. Austin O’Brien
followed with a line shot off the pitcher. He was thrown out at first, but was
able to drive in a run. Connor Oliver rounded out the inning with a run-scoring
single, and the Crushers led 3-0.
Will Kengor led off the fifth inning with a double that hopped over
the right field wall. Three batters later, Nick Murphy drove him in with an RBI
single. With one out in the eighth, John Montgomery continued his hot power
hitting with his third solo home run of the season, pulling the Bums within one.
Murphy continued the inning with a single then Jeff DeBlieux and Arby Fields
walked to load the bases. Newcomer Josh Hauser then walked to tie the game and
Steven Patterson also walked for the lead. Kengor extended the Traverse
City lead with a two-run single.
Joe Mello and Devin Over combined to pitch five scoreless innings
in relief to keep the Beach Bums in the game. Over picked up the win to improve
to 2-0. Seth Lucio didn’t allow a hit but walked four in dropping to 1-1 in
today’s loss. Enrique Oquendo gave up a lead-off single in the ninth but the
game ended on a double-play to earn him his first save of the
Tuesday night, the Beach Bums continue this six-game road trip with
the opener of a series against the Washington Wild Things. Reinaldo Lopez looks
for his second consecutive win for the Beach Bums and Chase Cunningham starts
for Washington. First pitch from Wild Things Park is at 7:05pm and the voice of
the Beach Bums, Tom Willms, goes on the air at 6:45pm with the Budweiser Pre-Game Show, on 101.9-The Bay.
June 30th, the Traverse City Beach Bums will be celebrating the
25th anniversary of the Frontier League. We invite out to come out
and cheer the Beach Bums to victory then stick around for a FANtastic Fireworks
display. Gates open at 6pm and first pitch against the Windy City Thunderbolt is
Individual tickets are now available, 24/7 at www.tcbeachbums.com, or by calling the box office at (231) 943-0100, Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm, and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm, on non-game days, and from 10am until the seventh inning on game days.