TRAVERSE CITY, MI – The Traverse City Beach Bums(27-35) defeated the Florence Freedom(26-36) by the final score of 5-0, taking the first two games of this week’s three game series.  Steven Patterson rounds third and heads home with a high 5 from Manager Dan Rohn in an Emily Long photograph.

The Bums started off quickly in tonight’s contest when Marcos Derkes led off the bottom of the first inning with a double to left. After moving to third on a ground out, Derkes scored on an RBI sacrifice fly by Steven Patterson. With one out in the second, Christian Santisteban doubled to right. Giancarlo Brugnoni then made it 3-0 by rocketing an opposite field two-run home over the right-center field wall for his seventh of the season.  

In the third, Steven Patterson blasted a solo shot, his team-leading tenth of the year, as he has now hit a home run in each of his last three games. The Beach Bums added a final run in the eighth after Derkes was hit by a pitch and scored on a Jose Vargas RBI single. 

Beach Bums’ starter Dylan Stoops went six innings to get the win, and improve to 6-3. He allowed just two hits, two walks, hit two batters, and struck out six. Jeremy Gooding gets the loss to drop to 4-6. He pitched for 7 2/3 innings, allowing all five runs, on seven hits, and he struck out 10.  

Tomorrow night, the Beach Bums once again take on the Florence Freedom, the finale of this three game series. Cody Gray takes the hill for Florence while Michael Shreves will go for the series sweep for the Beach Bums. 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 Bay.  

Coming up on Thursday, July 28th, award-winning author, Tom Stanton, will be at the park signing copies of his new book, “Terror in a City of Champions”.  It is also a Thirsty Thursday! Come out and enjoy $1 Locals Light and Vintage Premium drafts, while supplies last. The gates 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!

Upcoming Home Games

May 23rd 5:05 PM
Florence Freedom
May 24th 7:05 PM
Florence Freedom
May 25th 7:05 PM
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May 26th 7:05 PM
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