SCHAUMBURG, IL – The Traverse City Beach Bums’(19-29), on the strength of a five run eighth inning, beat the Schaumburg Boomers(23-26), by the final score of 8-2, winning the three game series, two to one. 

Both teams traded runs in the first two innings, starting with an RBI double by Steven Patterson, who drove home Ryan Bottger. In the bottom of the first, Mark Nelson countered with an RBI single. It was the Bums turn as Marcos Derkes drove in Casey Rodrigue with an RBI single, but, once again, Schaumburg responded in the bottom of the inning when Jordan Dean was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. The Beach Bums took the lead for good in the top of the fifth, when with two outs, Will Kengor walked. Patterson then hit his second RBI double of the game, giving them a 3-2 lead after five.  

After a scoreless sixth and seventh, Patterson led off the eighth with a blast over the right field wall for his seventh home run of the season. Kengor followed with a walk, then Brugnoni singled to move Kengor to second. Both runners moved up on a passed ball then Christian Santisteban brought them both in to score with a single to right, then he moved to second on a throwing error. Rodrigue followed with an RBI double to drive in Santisteban, then, after Rodrigue moved to third on a grounder, Jeff DeBlieux drove him in with a sacrifice fly, rounding out  the scoring. 

Dylan Stoops earned the win for the Beach Bums to improve his record to 5-2. He went five innings, allowing two runs on three hits, four walks, and struck out four. The loss belongs to Gunnar Kines after he went 6 2/3 innings, giving up five hits, three runs, two earned, four walks, and eight strikeouts. He falls to 3-3. The bullpen for the Bums was stellar as they, in concert with Stoops, retired the last 17 men in a row to face them. Jacob Lanning hurled one perfect inning then Luke Barker finished the game, pitching the last three, striking out six, and nabbing his third save of the season. 

Coming up next for the Beach Bums, they return to Wuerfel Park, to start a three game series against the Windy City Thunderbolts. Austin Bembnowski will take the ball for the Beach Bums and Brady Miller goes for Windy City. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm and Tom Willms will have the Miller Lite Pre-Game Show at 6:45pm, on 101.9- The Bay.  

It's a FANtastic Fireworks Friday on July 7th.  Come on out and join us for a night dedicated to the banning of distracted driving. Red Thumbs will be given away to encourage fans not to text and drive, sponsored by Scott Peterson Farm Bureau Insurance. Be sure to stay after the game for another FANtastic Fireworks show. The gates will open at 5pm with the game against the Windy City Thunderbolts starting at 7:05pm. 

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. Wuerfel Park is closed on non-gameday Sundays. Stadium hours are extended on all gamedays. 

For more information, please to call the offices at 1-231-943-0100 or come on out to the park and say hello!

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