BEACH BUMS DROP WEEKEND OPENER TO MINERS
TRAVERSE CITY, MI – The Traverse City Beach Bums(15-28)
were unable to overcome a three run deficit, falling to the Southern Illinois
Miners(30-12), 4-1. Emily Long photograph.
Emily Long photograph.
Both teams were
held scoreless in the first three innings in spite of each getting men on base.
With two away in the top of the fourth, Alex De Leon grounded to third. The
throw across the diamond by Casey Rodrigue pulled Elijah Trail off the base but
he hustled to get back on. Unfortunately for the Beach Bums, the umpire ruled
him to be late and De Leon was safe, extending the inning. After Nolan Earley
singled, Steve Marino hit a double to center, scoring both runners, giving the
Miners a 2-0 lead.
The Bums worked to
cut into the lead in the bottom of the inning. Ryan Bottger and Christian
Santisteban each hit one out single to start the threat. After Trail walked to
load the bases, Gaby Juarbe grounded to third, plating Bottger and getting
Traverse City on the board.
Craig Massey led
off the top of the sixth by singling to center. He waited for two outs then
stole second. Marino followed with an RBI single to drive him home. After the
throw to the plate, Marino was able to move into scoring position. Vin Guglietti
took advantage with an RBI single of his own to make it 4-1. The Beach Bums
struggled to respond as Miner pitchers combined to, at one point, retire twelve
batters in a row.
got the win, going seven innings, allowing one run on four hits and two walks,
while fanning six. He improves to 3-1. Dylan Stoops had another quality start as
well, giving up just two earned runs on seven hits and a walk. He struck out
three but gets stuck with the loss to drop to 4-2. Chris DeBoo retired the last
two Bums batters for his second save of the year.
the Beach Bums and Southern Illinois Miners battle again, in game two of this
three game series. Austin Bembnowski gets the start for the Beach Bums while
Rick Teasley goes for Southern Illinois. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm and
Tom Willms will have the Miller Lite Pre-Game Show at 6:45pm, on 101.9- The
Coming up on Saturday, July 2nd, we have a fun and exciting
day planned for our Salute to Cherries Night. Traverse City native Drew Hale
will be performing LIVE in the Short's Biergarten from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. 2015 National Cherry Queen Danielle Bott and her 2016 Court will be here to
throw out the first pitch and sign autographs during the game. It’s another
Short's Tap Takeover Saturday, featuring awesome brews from Short's Brewing
Company. We will continue the fun with "Freedom of '78", a Guava IPA, which will
join the already-awesome lineup of Short's and Starcut Ciders now available in
the new Short's Biergarten. First pitch will be at 7:05pm and the gates open at
The Beach Bums Box Office & Gift Ship are now open with non-gameday hours of 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm on Saturday. Stadium hours are extended on all gamedays.
For more information, please to call the offices at 1-231-943-0100 or come on out to the park and say hello!