BUSY NIGHT AT WUERFEL PARK
CITY, MI –
The Traverse City Beach Bums’(37-58) and Washington Wild Things(52-44) each
picked up a victory in tonight’s twin bill. The Beach Bums took game one, 5-4,
with Washington nabbing game two, 8-2.
Washington’s James Harris led off the first game and slammed a solo
home run over the left field wall for a 1-0 lead. After a scoreless second, Arby
Fields led off the third with an infield hit and Steven Patterson also singled.
After a groundout moved the runners up to second and third, Alexis Rivera hit a
two-run single to right, giving the Bums the lead. On the play, he was able to
reach third on a fielding error. Jermery Stidham followed and drove home Rivera
with a sacrifice fly.
In the fifth, Washington got three consecutive RBI singles from
Harris, Rashad Brown, and Brailin Jackson, to take a one run lead. Arby Fields
led off the bottom of the inning with a solo home run, his fifth of the season.
With two outs in the frame, Alexis Rivera reached on an infield single then
moved to third on Jeremy Stidham’s single to center. Orlando Rivera drove in the
lead run with an infield single of his own to cinch the win for Traverse
Augie Gallardo picked up the win in relief, going one inning and
striking out two, improving to 6-7. Trevor Bradley gave up two runs in the fifth
on four hits as he falls to 2-3.
In game 2, Washington took another first inning lead, this time by
two, thanks to an RBI triple by Brailin Jackson, and a sacrifice fly by Kane
Sweeney. The Wild Things extended to 5-0, in the third, on RBI singles by
Jackson and Sweeney, and an RBI groundout by Hector Roa. In the bottom of the
inning, Orlando Rivera hit an infield single then Steven Patterson rocketed a
two-run home run of the right field wall, his 15th of the year,
pulled the Bums within three.
In the fourth, Rashad Brown drove in a run on a fielder’s choice
and a second run scored on an error. James Harris finished off the scoring in
the sixth with an RBI sacrifice fly, giving Washington a six run
Washington’s Jacob Condra-Bogan pitched three innings of relief,
allowing two hits, while striking out four, as he earned his first Frontier
League victory. Kramer Champlin suffered the loss to drop to 7-9 after going
three and a third innings, and allowing six earned runs on nine hits and a
Tomorrow evening, the Beach Bums and Washington Wild Things will
get together for the final game of the regular season. First pitch is scheduled
for 5:05pm and the radio voice of the Beach Bums, Tom Willms, will go on the air
at 4:45pm with the Budweiser Pre-Game Show, on 101.9 FM- The
tomorrow at Wuerfel Park for the final game of the season! It’s Fan Appreciation
Night and we are celebrating you, the fan! First pitch against the Washington
Wild Things is at 5:05pm and the gates open at 4pm. Come to the park early to
avoid long lines!
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.