SUNBURN FINALLY WINS
TRAVERSE CITY, MI – The Windy City Thunderbolts(45-38) scored four in the third inning and didn’t look back on their way to a 5-2 win over the Traverse City Beach Bums(32-49). They win this weekend’s series, two game to one.
After two scoreless innings, Coco Johnson got the Thunderbolts on
the board with an RBI single. With the bases loaded, Larry Balkwill cleared them
with a three-run double. In the fifth, Balkwill drove in another run with a
double to make it 5-0. With one out in the sixth, Steven Patterson, Luke Lowery,
and Alexis Rivera hit singles, with Rivera’s driving in the Bums’ first run of
the game. Orlando Rivera beat out on infield hit in the eighth, then Patterson
moved him to third on a single. Two batters later, Alexis Rivera hit another RBI
single, to pull Traverse City within three.
Zac Westcott had a solid start for Windy City to improve his record
to 7-4. He allowed a run on six hits and two walks through seven innings. Brian
Bayliss made it through six and allowed all five runs on six hits and four
walks. He falls to 2-5. Brian Loconsole hurled a perfect ninth with two
strikeouts for his 27th save of the year.
The Beach Bums hit the road for their longest trip of the season,
11 games in 10 days, starting on Tuesday night at Sprenger Stadium in Avon, OH.
It will be the completion of the suspended game from August 10th
against the Lake Erie Crushers, followed by a full 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
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, plus try your luck at 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
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.