BEACHS BUMS FALL AFTER WILD NINTH INNING

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – The Traverse City Beach Bums’(36-57) and Washington Wild Things(51-42) were tied at one heading to the ninth, but Washington scored seven in the frame to pull away for an 8-2 win. 

Jeff DeBlieux and Orlando Rivera walked to start the bottom of the first inning. Steven Patterson reached on an infield hit to load the bases with nobody out. Alexis Rivera hit a grounder to short, driving in DeBlieux, giving the Bums a 1-0 lead. In the third, Washington tied the game on an RBI single by Kyle Reese. 

From there, both teams went scoreless until the fateful ninth inning. Brailin Jackson hit an RBI single to give Washington a 2-1 lead. From there, Jackson scored on a balk, Kane Sweeney and Hector Roa scored on an error, Mike Hill hit an RBI double, and James Harris hit a two-run single, giving the Wild Things an 8-1 lead. In the bottom of the inning, Orlando Rivera drove in a run on an RBI single but the rally would end there. 

Before the ninth inning, Bums starter Brian Bayliss retired 14 in a row. After going eight and a third innings, he suffered the loss, giving up three runs on five hits while striking out six. Brian falls to 3-6. David Adkins only threw to one hitter, striking him out to earn the win to improve his record to 4-1.  

Tomorrow night, the Beach Bums and Washington Wild Things lock up for a doubleheader for games two and three of this weekend’s series. In game one, the pitching matchup will be Kramer Champlin against Brian O’Keefe, and for game two, it’s Reinaldo Lopez and Aaron Burns. First pitch is scheduled for game one is scheduled for 5:05pm and the radio voice of the Beach Bums, Tom Willms, will go on the air at 4:45pm with the Budweiser Pre-Game Show, on 101.9 FM- The Bay. Game two will begin approximately 30 minutes after the completion of game one. 

Come on out to the ballpark for the final Superhero Saturday of the season. Come dressed as your favorite hero and receive a meal voucher for a hot dog or brat, chips, and a fountain drink, with the purchase of a ticket. Gates open at 4pm. 

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.