BEACH BUMS ROLL OVER RASCALS
O’FALLON, MO – The Traverse City Beach Bums (25-35)
got out to a fast start on Sunday afternoon and by the end of the day beat the River City Rascals (28-30),
It didn’t take
long for the Bums to get on the board as Marco Derkes led off the game with a
solo shot, his first homer of the season, to take a 1-0 lead. With one out,
Steven Patterson hit a double to left then scored on an RBI single by Elijah
Trail, to double the advantage. Traverse City blew the game open in the second,
starting with Giarcarlo Brugnoni hitting a solo bomb for his sixth of the
season. Jeff DeBlieux and Derkes each singled later in the inning then Steven
Patterson blasted a three-run home run, his eighth of the year, and the Beach
Bums led 6-0.
In the bottom of
the second, River City’s Josh Ludy and Clint Freeman hit back-to-back homers to
pull the Rascals within four. From there, the pitching took over until the
seventh, when Patterson walked, and Jose Vargas drove him in with an RBI double.
The Bums finished the Rascals off in the ninth, starting with a Patterson walk,
a Vargas double, and Trail getting hit by a pitch to load the bases. Patterson
then scored as Christian Santisteban grounded into a double
picked up his first win of the season, going five innings, giving up two runs on
four hits, walking one, and striking out two. He’s now 1-1. Reece Gregory gets
the loss for River City to fall to 2-2. He went 5 1/3 innings, allowing six runs
on nine hit. James Ball, Joeanthony Rivera, and Luke Barker held the Rascals
scoreless in four innings of relief work, allowing one hit and one walk, and
they fanned three.
Tuesday night, the
Beach Bums return to Wuerfel Park to take on the Florence Freedom, in game one
of a three game series. 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
On Tuesday, July 26th, it’s Pokemon Go
Night with multiple ways to play, around the ballpark. Plus, it’s
Two-for-Tuesday, with buy-one, get-one free tickets so, bring a friend. The
gates will open at 5pm.
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!