TRAVERSE CITY, MI – The Traverse City Beach Bums(18-25) and the Windy City Thunderbolts(24-20), were tied going into the ninth until the ‘Bolts took the game by a final score of 4-2. 

For the third consecutive game, Will Kengor hit a home run. Tonight’s was his eighth of the season, a two run shot over the wall in right, giving the Beach Bums a 2-0 lead. With runners on the corners in the second, with one out, Ransom Lalonde beat out a potential double play ball, driving in Riley Krane, getting Windy City on the board. In the third, Kyle Wood hit his fourth home run of the season to tie the game. 

Wood led off the ninth with a walk but was eliminated on a double play. Krane and Tim Zier each walked then Corey Bass drove them both in to score with a double into the right field gap, giving the Thunderbolts a two run lead. 

Jake Fisher went all nine innings for the complete game victory improving to 3-4 on the season. He gave up two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out eight. He finished the game by retiring 19 of the last 20 he faced. Devin Over gave up two runs on a hit and three walks in the ninth to fall to 2-1.                                                                                                                                                                      

Tomorrow evening, the Beach Bums and the Windy City Thunderbolts will play the finale of this weekend’s three game series. Reinaldo Lopez takes the hill for the Beach Bums while Clay Chapman gets the assignment for Windy City. First pitch is at 5:05pm and the voice of the Beach Bums, Tom Willms, goes on the air at 4:45pm with the Budweiser pre-game show, on 101.9- The Bay. 

Join us for Family Funday Sunday! Every game is family-friendly at Wuerfel Park, but on Sundays, we make an extra effort to make the kids feel special. After the game, kids aged 5-12 can run the bases after the game then join their parents in the Player and Coaches autograph line. Gates open at 4pm and first pitch against the Windy City Thunderbolts is at 5:05pm. 

Individual tickets are now available, 24/7 at, 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.


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