BEACH BUMS WIN IN PITCHERS DUEL
TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Tonight’s game between the Traverse
City Beach Bums (9-16) and Joliet Slammers (14-13) was the polar opposite of last
night’s 22 run explosion, as the Bums won a tight one, 3-1.
White led off the game, reaching on a fielding error, then moved all the way to
third on singles by Alfredo Rodriguez and Carter Bell. Marc Flores stepped to
the plate and lifted a fly ball to right field. Tyler Peterson made the catch
but White scored from third on the sacrifice, giving the Slammers a 1-0
With two outs in
the bottom of the inning, Jose Vargas singled to right field. Will Kengor
followed with an RBI double down the right field line, scoring Vargas and tying
the game. From there, the pitchers took over. Joliet starter, Sean Townsley, at
one point, retired ten in a row leading to the fifth inning.
led off with a single. After a Peterson strikeout, Kendall Patrick was hit
by a pitch. Jeff DeBlieux then ripped a double to center field, scoring both
Thomasson and Patrick, giving the Beach Bums a 3-1 advantage. Both team
threatened in the later innings but the pitching held strong.
Jacob Lanning went
all nine innings for the complete game win, improving to 2-3. He allowed just
the one run on seven hits, and struck out two. Townsley is stuck with the loss
for Joliet after going six innings, giving up three runs on four hits and a
walk, while striking out nine. He falls to 2-2.
The Beach Bums and
Joliet Slammers conclude this three game series with the rubber game tomorrow
evening at 5:05pm. Liam O’Sullivan will get the start for Joliet and, for the
Beach Bums, it’ll be Rob Blanc. Tom Willms will have the Miller Lite Pre-Game
Show at 4:45pm, on 101.9- The Bay.
Don’t forget: Coming up tomorrow, it’s another Family FUNday Sunday. After the game, kids are invited to run the bases and there will also be a post-run meet-and-greet with the Beach Bums players. Gates open at 3pm.
The Beach Bums business offices are open from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. Sponsorships, season tickets, group packages, patio tables, and suite, are all currently available for the 2016 season. The Box Office & Gift Ship 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!