BEACH BUMS WIN FOURTH STRAIGHT SERIES
CITY, MI – The
Traverse City Beach Bums(8-7) used the long ball effectively in defeating the
Southern Illinois Miners(5-10) tonight by a final score of
Southern Illinois took an early lead in the first inning after
London Lindley blooped a double down the right field line, stole second, and
scored on a Nolan Earley RBI groundout. The Bums only took until the second
inning to come back and take the lead for good.
Will Kengor, who has reached base in all 15 Bums games, walked to
start the frame. Alexis Rivera moved him to second on a single to right. Two
batters later, catcher Nick Murphy, hit a fly ball, deep down the right field
line that carried over the wall for a three-run homer, his first of the season.
That gave the Beach Bums a 3-1 advantage.
In the third, Jeff DeBlieux reached on a throwing error by the
pitcher then Arby Fields walked. After Steven Patterson bunted the runners to
second and third, Kengor grounded to short to drive in DeBlieux. With two outs
in the fourth, Giancarlo Brugnoni a tape-measure shot over the right-center
field for his fourth long ball of the season.
DeBlieux led off the fifth with a single to right then moved to
third when Patterson singled, putting runners on the corners with one out.
Kengor, again, drove in a run, this time reaching on a fielder’s choice. The
game went scoreless from there and the Beach Bums secured the victory and their
fourth straight series win.
In a spot start, James Ball was solid through five innings of work
to pick up his first win of the year. He gave up just one run on two hits and a
walk while fanning one. Jake Ezell, Joe Mello, and Jacob Lanning kept the Miners
out of the run column with four innings of hitless work. Tyler Stubblefield gave
up all six runs for Southern Illinois suffering the loss to fall to
up for the Beach Bums is a three game series, starting on Tuesday night, against
the Schaumburg Boomers. In a battle of southpaws, Lars Ligouri gets the ball for
Schaumburg and the Beach Bums counter with John Havird. First pitch at Wuerfel
Park is at 7:05pm and Tom Willms will have the call starting at 6:45pm with the
Budweiser pre-game show, on 101.9- The Bay.
Tuesday is Thrifty Tuesday at Wuerfel Park. Eat cheap as we feature a
five dollar meal deal, while the Beach Bums host the Schaumburg Boomers in game one of the three game series. Gates open at 6pm for a 7:05pm first pitch.
Individual tickets are now available, 24/7 at www.tcbeachbums.com, or by calling the box office at (231) 943-0100, Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm, and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm, on non-game days, and from 10am until the seventh inning on game days.