BEACH BUMS TAKE SERIES FROM WINDY CITY
CRESTWOOD, IL – The Traverse City Beach Bums’(14-25)
got some timely home run hitting in today’s matinee, picking up the win over the
Windy City Thunderbolts(22-17) by the final score of 12-6.
For the third
straight game, Jose Vargas hit a home run. Today, it was a solo shot in the
first inning that cleared the right-center field wall for his team-leading sixth
of the season. Windy City responded in the bottom of the frame on an RBI single
by Cody Keefer.
In the fifth, Ryan
Bottger led off with an infield single. Christian Santisteban then hit a hard
base hit to right. Gaby Juarbe moved the runners to second and third on a nice
sacrifice bunt up the third base line. Jeff DeBlieux hit a soft dribbler
towards third and Bottger was thrown out trying to score. Casey Rodrigue
followed and blasted a three-run homer over the right-center field walk for his
first of the season and the first of his pro career, giving the Beach Bums a 4-1
The Bums added one
more run in the top of the ninth, starting when Giancarlo Brugnoni hit a single
to right. Steven Patterson then followed with a grounder to the right side of
the infield. The first baseman reached out to tag Brugnoni and missed but was
able to get Patterson at first. Two batters later, Santisteban hit an RBI double
to right, scoring Brugnoni.
starter Kramer Champlin was great through seven innings, allowing just one
unearned run, on six hits, while striking out three. Today’s win brings his
record to 2-4. Luke Barker and Andrew Brockett closed out the game, each hurling
an inning and allowing a hit. Clay Chapman is dealt the loss for Windy City,
giving up four runs on eight hits and a walk, in seven innings. He drops to
The Beach Bums
continue this season-long seven game road trip, with game one of a three game
set in Normal, IL, against the Cornbelters. Michael Shreves gets the start for
the Beach Bums and Horatio Acosta goes for Normal. First pitch is scheduled for
7:35pm and Tom Willms will have the Miller Lite Pre-Game Show at 7:15pm, on
101.9- The Bay.
Don’t Forget- Coming up on Friday, July 1st, the Tropic Beauty
Models will visit Wuerfel Park. Come on out and meet the girls and we will also
have another FANtastic Fireworks show following the final pitch of the game
against the Southern Illinois Miners. First pitch will be at 7:05pm and the
gates open at 5pm.
The Beach Bums Box
Office & Gift Ship are now open with non-gameday hours of 10am to 6pm Monday
through Friday, 10am to 4pm on Saturday. Stadium hours are extended on all
information, please to call the offices at 1-231-943-0100 or come on out to the
park and say hello!
Of note: Beach Bums DH Giancarlo Brugnoni is shown in an Alex King file photo from earlier in June. The weather in Crestwood was toasty with the field temperature over 100 degrees.