Sunday Night Game Recap

FLORENCE, KY – The Traverse City Beach Bums (7-13) got the tying run on base in the ninth inning but ultimately fell to the Florence Freedom (7-13), 5-3. 

The Bums started off the game quickly when Ryan Bottger led off the game by walking. He was able to move to second when a pickup throw got away from the first baseman. After advancing to third on a fly out, he scored on a passed ball. Jose Vargas followed by cranking a solo homer over the left field wall for his second of the season, and Traverse City led 2-0. 

Florence cut the lead in half in the second on an RBI double by Josh Henderson. Then, in the third, and with men on second and third, Richard Seigel hit a grounder off the pitcher, Jacob Lanning. Will Kengor charged the ball and got the out at first a run came in to score, tying the game. Collins Cuthrell then hit an RBI single to center, to give the Freedom a 3-2 lead.  

With two outs in the fourth, Travis Weaver hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot, extending the Florence advantage. Another solo blast was hit in the sixth with two away, this time by Isaac Wenrich, and it was 5-2, Freedom. 

With two outs in the ninth inning, the Beach Bums rallied. Brandon Thomasson and Nate Causey, each singled. Down to his last strike, Giancarlo Brugnoni singled up the middle, scoring Thomasson, and putting the tying run on first, and the lead run at the plate, but that is as close as Traverse City would come as they drop the weekend series, two games to one. 

Florence starter went eight innings for the win, improving to 2-2. He allowed two runs on five hits, a walk, and struck out ten. Jacob Lanning suffers the loss dropping to 1-3, as he went five innings, allowing four runs on seven hits, and a walk, and he struck out three. Although Ethan Gibbons gave up a run in the ninth, he earned his fourth save of the season. 

The Beach Bums will be back in action on Tuesday night to start a six game home stand. Beginning with a three game set against the Schuamburg Boomers on Two for Tuesday, June 7th. 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. 

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