GAME ONE GOES TO THE LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS

AVON, OH – The Lake Erie Crushers(40-44) put together an 18 hit attack after a rain delay that saw the first game shifted to Wednesday afternoon, and the second game delayed by an hour and 10 minutes.  The final score of the Tuesday night contest was 10-4.   

The Beach Bums got on the board first when Luke Lowery hit a solo blast to lead off the second. It was his second homer of the season. Lake Erie snagged the lead the next inning on an RBI double by Sean Hurley, and an RBI single by Jordan Dean. In the fourth, Lake Erie doubled their advantage on a 2-run single by Tyler Urps. 

After a scoreless fifth, Lake Erie broke the game open in the sixth. Brandon Murray and Connor Oliver hit back-to-back solo home runs, Sean Hurley hit an RBI single, Conner Simonetti walked with the bases loaded, Cody Lenahan hit an RBI single, and Bryan DeLaRosa hit a sacfly. 10 men came to the plate, giving the Crushers a 10-1 lead.

The Beach Bums put together a rally in the eighth, when Quintin Alexander drew a one-out walk. Jeff DeBlieux then grounded to third but the throw to first got away, putting Alexander at third and DeBlieux at second. After Orlando Rivera walked to load the bases, Steven Patterson was hit by a pitch for the Bums’ first run. Luke Lowery followed with a sacrifice fly and Alexis Rivera hit an RBI single, but that’s as close as Traverse City would come. 

Adam Quintana got the win for Lake Erie, striking out eight in seven and a third innings. He gave up just one earned run on five hits and two walks to improve to 4-4. Kramer Champlin drops to 7-7 with tonight’s loss after he went five innings, giving up six runs on 13 hits while striking out four. 

Wednesday night, the Beach Bums and Crushers continue this week’s four game set. The first game will be the completion of the suspended game from August 10th against the Lake Erie Crushers, picking up in the top of the 5th with the Crushers leading 1-0 and completing the 9 inning game.  The second game will follow after a 30 minute break and will be seven-inning game. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05pm and the voice of the Beach Bums, Tom Willms, will go on the air with the Budweiser Pre-Game Show at 4:45 on 101.9FM- The Bay. 

Calling all Michiganders!! Do you enjoy hunting, fishing, or simply being outside? On Friday, September 1st, we are celebrating the great outdoors of Northern Michigan. Wear your camo out to the ballpark for half-off tickets and enjoy a great game of baseball, some fantastic giveaways. It’s your chance to win a “Kayak, Bike and Brew” tour for two, courtesy of TC Kayak Bike and Brew. Also, it’s our final Fantastic Fireworks Friday of the 2017 season!!

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 (non-game day hours).