WASHINGTON, PA – The Traverse City Beach Bums (37-48) got the tying run on base but fell short on the comeback dropping game three and the series by a final score of 3-2.

Washington got on the board in the first inning when Jimmy Yezzo drove in both Andrew Heck and Rick Rodriguez, after they both singled. Yezzo’s two-run double made it a 2-0 game. From there, the game went scoreless until both teams traded runs in the seventh. Will Kengor led off with a triple, then scored on an RBI sacrifice fly by Steven Patterson. Washington responded when Heck grounded into a double play with the bases loaded, scoring Grant Fink. With two outs in the ninth, Kengor hit an opposite field solo homer, his seventh of the season, to pull the Bums within one. Patterson then singled but was stranded to end the game. 

Chase Cunningham fought through the first two innings, in which he walked three, then settled down to pick up the win to improve to 6-9. He went seven innings, allowing just one run on four hits, while striking out five. Tucker Simpson after giving up two in the first, regrouped for a solid outing, at one point retiring eleven in a row. He falls to 3-4 with a six inning effort, allowing the two runs on four hits and two walks, and he fanned seven. Kolin Stanley nabbed the save for the second game in a row for his fourth. Although he struggled in the ninth, he wiggled through the last two innings. 

The Beach Bums return to action and to Wuerfel Park to start their final homestand of the season, this Friday against the Lake Erie Crushers. On the mound for Lake Erie will be Stetson Nelson and Benjamin Libuda gets the call for the Beach Bums. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm and Tom Willms will have the call starting at 6:45pm with the Miller Lite pre-game show on 101.9-FM The Bay.  July 26th is also the final FANtastic Fireworks Friday of the 2016 season.  Remember: the early bird does not stand in long lines!  Plan on arriving when the gates open at 5pm.  First pitch will be at 7:05 PM.

The Beach Bums Box Office & Gift Shop are now open with non-gameday hours of 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm on Saturday. Wuerfel Park is closed on non-gameday Sundays. Stadium hours are extended on gamedays. 

For more information, please to call the offices at 1-231-943-0100 or come on out to the park and say hello!

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