BEACH BUMS OUST SLAMMERS IN TWELVE
IL – After
two straight rain-outs, the Traverse City Beach
Bums (32-42) used extra innings to upend the Joliet Slammers (42-34), by a final
score of 6-4.
on the scoreboard first, in the first, on an RBI single by Jake Gronsky. With
two outs in the second, Steven Patterson ripped his 12th homer of the
season over the right field walk to tie the game. Kendall Patrick then led off the top of the
third by blasting a solo shot over the left field fence for his third of the
season, giving the Beach Bums a 2-1 lead. In the bottom of the inning, Gronsky
drove in another run via the RBI single to knot the game up.
DeBlieux led off the sixth inning by getting hit by a pitch. He then moved to
second on a wild pitch, and then on to third when Marcos Derkes grounded out.
Two batters later, Jose Vargas doubled to left, driving in DeBlieux, and giving
the Bums another one run lead. In the bottom of the seventh, Joliet’s Charlie
White slammed a long ball over the right field wall, once again trying the
until the eleventh, and the tie-breaker rules, to get offense going again. Will
Kengor led off the top of the inning on second base and immediately came in to
score on Elijah Trail’s RBI single to left. In the bottom of the inning, Marc
Flores started the inning at second, moved to third on a Sykes Orvis infield
hit, then scored on Casey Fletcher’s RBI sacrifice fly, sending the game into
it was Giancarlo Brugnoni who was the runner at second. Gaby Juarbe hit a double
to the right field wall but Brugnoni only reached third, as he was making sure
it would not be caught. DeBlieux followed with a roller to the right side.
Brugnoni scored, Juarbe reached third and DeBlieux beat the throw to first for
an RBI infield single. After DeBlieux stole second, and a couple of strikeouts,
Vargas was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Kengor stepped up and induced a
walk to drive in a very important insurance run.
Lanning got the final out in the eleventh and all three outs in the
12th to earn the win and improve to 4-5. Marc Rutledge suffered the
loss, allowing the final two runs on two hits and a walk. He falls to
Sunday afternoon, the Beach Bums and Joliet Slammer complete this weekend three game series with a doubleheader, each game scheduled for seven innings. In game one, it will be Tucker Simpson against Liam O’Sullivan, and in game two, Dylan Stoops battles Spencer Medick. First pitch for game one will be at 2:05pm with game two starting approximately thirty minutes after game one ends. Tom Willms will have the call starting at 1:45pm with the Miller Lite pre-game show on 101.9-FM The Bay.
The Beach Bums return for game NINE in our countdown to the end of the regular season. On Tuesday, grab a friend and come out to the ballpark for TWO FOR TUESDAY. You and one other can watch as the Beach Bums take on the Washington Wild Things. Every Tuesday, Beach Bums’ chairback tickets are buy one, get one, free, for all fans. You don’t want to miss out!
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!