KENGOR’S 3 HOMERS LEAD BUMS TO VICTORY
IL – Will
Kengor hit his eighth, ninth, and tenth home runs of the season to drive in five
runs as the
Traverse City Beach Bums(22-28) won the rubber game of this weekend’s series
against the Normal Cornbelters(24-27) by a final score of
In the second inning, Normal took the lead on an RBI single by
Nolan Meadows. In the 2nd, Steven Patterson got on with an infield
hit then Will Kengor slapped a two-run opposite field home run over the left
field wall, giving the Bums the 2-1 lead. The Cornbelters tied the game in the
5th on an RBI single by Santiago Chirino.
With two outs in the seventh, Kengor hit his second long ball of
the game, this time a solo blast, giving the Bums a 3-2 lead. In the bottom of
the frame, Chirino tied the game with another RBI single. In the eighth, Arby
Fields walked then stole second. John Montgomery came to the plate and powered a
two-run home run over the left field wall, giving Traverse City a two-run
In the ninth, Patterson got on base with one away on a single to
right. After he stole second, Will Kengor laced a line-drive homer over the left
field wall, his third blast of the game, driving home Patterson. Kendall Patrick
came to the plate and singled right up the middle then Alexis Rivera brought him
in to score with a double into the right field corner, giving the Bums a five
Devin Over was credited with the win to improve to 2-1 on the year. He pitched the seventh allowing a run on two hits and a walk. Francisco Carillo suffered the loss, hurling the pivotal eighth inning. He allowed two runs on a hit and a walk to fall to 0-2.
Steven Patterson and Will Kengor will now head to the All-Star Game
in Joliet, IL, but the Beach Bums won’t be in action again until Friday night
when they host the Schaumburg Boomers at Wuerfel Park. First pitch is at 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 Bay.
from the All-Star break, the Beach Bums return to Wuerfel Park on Friday, July
14th, for Alzheimer’s awareness night. Help us paint the park purple
and bring awareness to one of the leading diseases that affects Americans today.
It’s also another FANtastic Fireworks Friday, sponsored by 4Front Credit Union,
so make sure to stay after the game for amazing display.
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.