“TRAIL”-BLAZING WIN FOR THE BUMS
TRAVERSE CITY, MI – The Traverse City Beach Bums’(24-33)
overcame losing a three run lead as they walk-off against the Gateway
Grizzlies(29-30), by the final score of 4-3.
The Beach Bums
took an early lead in the top of the first inning. With one out, Ryan Bottger
reached on an infield single. Two batters later, Will Kengor blasted his seventh
home run of the season, over the right field wall, and it was 2-0. In the
fourth, Elijah Trail led off with a grounds-rule double that one-hopped the left
field wall. Steven Patterson laid down a sacrifice bunt to move him over to
third successfully. Trail then came in to score on an RBI single by Giancarlo
back in the seventh inning, starting with a walk issued to Josh Bunselmeyer.
After a pop out, San Fischer was also walked. The Bums made a pitching change
but Cody Livesay immediately slammed a grounder off the leg of the new hurler to
load the bases. Craig Massoni then cleared the bases with a three-run double to
centerfield, tying the game at three.
After the Grizzlies went down in order in the top of the ninth, Elijah Trail led off the bottom of the ninth with a chance to win the game. With a 1-2 count, he blasted a rocket solo homer over the left field fence, his fifth long-ball of the season.
pitched that perfect ninth to earn the win and improve to 3-3. JaVaun West is
dealt the loss after giving up the walk-off to drop to 1-4. The Bums’ Dylan
Stoops went 6 2/3 innings in a quality start, allowing two runs on four hits,
five walks, and struck out three. Luke Barker settled down after allowing the
tying run to go 1 1/3 innings and striking out three.
the Beach Bums travel south to O’Fallon, MO to start a three game series against
the River City Rascals. Michael Shreve gets the start for the Bums while Josh
Wright will go for Gateway. First pitch is scheduled for 7:35pm and Tom Willms
will have the Miller Lite Pre-Game Show at 7:15pm, on 101.9- The
Don’t Forget- Coming up on Tuesday, July 26th, it’s Pokemon Go
Night with multiple ways to play, around the ballpark. Plus, it’s
Two-for-Tuesday, with buy-one, get-one free tickets so, bring a friend. The
gates will open at 5pm.
The Beach Bums Box Office & Gift Shop 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 gamedays.
For more information, please to call the offices at 1-231-943-0100 or come on out to the park and say hello!