BEACH BUMS SPLIT TWIN BILL AT LAKE ERIE
OH – The Traverse City Beach Bums’
(36-46) offense stalled in the opener of today’s doubleheader against the Lake
Erie Crushers (39-45), 3-2, but, in game two, Traverse City rebounded for a 7-1
was a continuation of yesterday’s suspended game in which Lake Erie led 3-2
after two. Will Kengor hit a two-run double in the first but Max Casper hit an
RBI infield single, and Robb Paller hit a two-run single in the second to
account for all of the scoring. Although the Beach Bums were walked nine times
in the game, they could only muster one hit from the time the game restarted
until the end.
SInibaldi earned the win for Lake Erie to improve to 1-5. He came in to start
the third and went three and a third innings of hitless ball, walking six, but
striking out six. Benjamin Libuda did a gutsy job of returning from yesterday’s
suspended game to go five innings total. He allowed three runs on six hits and
three walks, while striking out three. He falls to 3-4.
two, the Beach Bums offense regrouped quickly when Jose Vargas hit a solo blast
over the right-center field wall for his thirteenth home run of the season. The
inning continued with walks to Will Kengor and Steven Patterson, then Elijah
Trail ripped a two-run double down the left field line to make it a 3-0 game
after a half of an inning.
Derkes led off the second with a double, moved to third on a wild pitch, then
Ryan Bottger drove him in with an RBI sacrifice fly to left. After a scoreless
third, Bottger walked to start another two out rally. Jose Vargas then slammed
an RBI triple to center, and scored himself on a wild pitch to make it 6-0. Lake
Erie got their lone run when Bryan De La Rosa led off the fifth with a solo
homer, his third of the year. The Beach Bums responded in the top of the seventh
when Kengor doubled, moved to third on a Patterson fly, and scored on a Trail
starter, Michael Shreves was solid throughout, going all seven innings for the
complete game. He allowed one run on six hits, three walks, and struck out five.
He improves to 3-8 on the season. Josh Heddinger is dealt the loss to fall to
3-5, after he went 3 2/3 innings, allowing six runs on five hits and five walks,
and he fanned five. With the doubleheader split, the Beach Bums take the weekend
series, two games to one.
After the game Sunday night the Beach Bums were off to Washington PA where they will enjoy a day off on Monday before returning to action Tuesday.
After the game Sunday night the Beach Bums were off to Washington PA where they will enjoy a day off on Monday before returning to action Tuesday.Consol Energy Park and the Washington Wild Things will host the Beach Bums in a three game series, with a scheduled doubleheader. First pitch for game one is scheduled for 6:05pm and Tom Willms will have the call starting at 5:45pm with the Miller Lite pre-game show on 101.9-FM The Bay.
The Beach Bums return to Wuerfel Park for the first of the last six home games of the season. Game 6 in the countdown is Friday, August 26th for the final FANtastic Fireworks show, immediately following the final inning. Gates open at 5pm and first pitch against the Lake Erie Crushers will be at 7:05pm.
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!