BUMS DROP FIFTH STRAIGHT
AVON, OH – The Traverse City Beach Bums(9-21)
lost the opener of this weekend’s three series with the Lake Erie
Crushers(15-14), by the final score of 7-2
Lake Erie started
in the bottom of the first inning when Carlos Avila led off with a single and
come in to score on Jose Barraza’s RBI single to left. The Beach Bums didn’t
take long to tie the game when, in the top of the second, Steven Patterson hit a
single with one out. He moved to second on a Gaby Juarbe single, then scored on
a Brian Portelli base hit to left. The Crushers retook the lead in the bottom of
the inning. Scott Carcaise led off with a double that hopped over the wall, then
Parker Norris bunted down the 3rd base line but Juarbe’s throw to
first went wide, allowing Carcaise to score. Two batters later, Bryan De La Rosa
hit a sacrifice fly to center, making it 3-1.
In the third, Ryan
Bottger led off with a double, then moved to third on a Casey Rodrigue
groundout. Jose Vargas then grounded out to short, scoring Bottger and cutting
the deficit in half. Barraza led off the bottom of the frame with a walk then
Eric Grabe smashed a two-run homer over the left field wall, his first of the
season, to make it 5-2. After a scoreless fourth and fifth innings, Lake Erie
added to their lead with a single run in the sixth on an RBI single by De La
Rosa. In the seventh, it was Carcaise’s turn with an RBI triple that scored
Barraza, who walked to start the inning.
Lake Erie starter
Jordon Krauss picked up the win to improve to 2-2, as he went six innings,
spreading out nine hits and striking out three. Jacob Lanning is saddled with
the loss for the Beach Bums. He went five and 1/3 innings, allowing six runs on
eight hits and two walks. He falls to 2-4.
The same two teams
battle again tomorrow night for the middle game of this three game series. 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.
Coming up on Tuesday, June 21st, it will be another Two for Tuesday event as the Beach Bums host the Washington Wild Things. The Traverse City Beach Bums are working in conjunction with the Alzheimers Association of Traverse City to try and paint the park in purple in order to help bring awareness to Alzheimers. Bring the whole family and sign up for the Walk to End Alzheimers, help spread awareness, and show your support for those affected by this terrible disease.
The Beach Bums business offices are open from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. Sponsorships, season tickets, group packages, patio tables, and suite, are all currently available for the 2016 season. The Box Office & Gift Ship 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!