LOPEZ GEM NOT ENOUGH IN LOSS TO NORMAL
CITY, MI – The
Traverse City Beach Bums(23-32) left ten men on base, falling tonight against
the Normal Cornbelters(27-29), by a final score of 1-0.
For the second night in a row, Normal took a 1-0 lead in the first
inning, tonight on a groundout by Nolan Meadows. Yeixon Ruiz led off the game
with a walk, moved to second on Santiago Chirino’s RBI, and to third, on a fly
out, before scoring the game’s lone run. The Beach Bums best chance to score
came in the fifth, when DeBlieux was thrown out at the plate trying to score
from second on a Alexis Rivera single.
Normal’s Sixto Torres picked up the win with an up-and-down performance. He went six innings and walked six but struck out eight, helping him get out of trouble a number of times. He improves to 1-1. Reinaldo Lopez picked up his second complete game of the season, allowing just the one run on six hits and two walks while fanning four. He falls to 2-6. Shawn Blackwell earned his 10th save of the season retiring all four he faced, striking out three.
Tomorrow night, the Beach Bums and Normal Cornbelters conclude this
three game set with the Bums trying to salvage the finale. Kramer Champlin gets
the ball for the Beach Bums and Edgar de la Rosa pitches for Normal. First pitch
is scheduled for 7:05pm and the voice of the Beach Bums, Tom Willms, goes on the
air at 6:45pm with the Budweiser pre-game show, on 101.9- The
Game three is also a Happy 150th Birthday Party for Blair Township, Wuerfel Park's home township. Fans are invited to come on out catch some baseball, try for some special raffle gift and eat some birthday cake. Topping off the night is the fact it's a Thirsty Thursday. Come out and enjoy $2 6oz Shorts Locals Light, while
supplies last! Northwoods soda is also available for $2. Northwoods Orange and
Root Beer are outstanding! Enjoy a seat in the Biergarten while tasting local
drinks from the Short’s Microbrew, or check out the Sand Bar Wine and Bottle
Shop, located on the first base side of Wuerfel Park. Gates open at 6pm for a
7:05 first pitch against the Normal Cornbelters.
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.