BEACH BUMS DROP SLUGFEST IN SCHAUMBURG
SCHAUMBURG, IL- The Traverse City Beach Bums’(41-48) and Schaumburg Boomers (44-46) combined for 33 runs and 37 hits, but it was the Boomers taking today’s afternoon tilt by a final score of 12-11.
Zack Weigel got the scoring started in the bottom of the first with a three run homer. The Beach Bums responded right away in the top of the second. Luke Lowery led off with a walk then moved to second when Noah McGowan was hit by a pitch. Alec Olund drove in Lowery with a double to center and McGowan scored on a wild pitch. Ryan Kemp followed with an RBI single then Kendall Patrick rocked a two run homer over the centerfield wall for a 5-3 lead.
Schaumburg took the lead back in the bottom of the second thanks to RBI singles by Jack Parenty and Weigel, and a Nick Oddo sacrifice fly, taking a 7-5 lead. In the third, Will Kengor led off with a single then Lowery doubled to advance Kengor to third. Alexis Rivera plated Lowery with a ground out and Noah McGowan hit an RBI single to tie the game at seven. Weigel hit a two-run double in the bottom of the inning, giving Schaumburg a 9-7 lead.
With one out in the fourth, Orlando Rivera reached on an infield single and Isaac Benard singled to center. Kengor then blasted a three-run homer over the centerfield wall, his 12th long ball of the year, giving the Bums the lead back. Olund led off the fifth with a single then moved to third when Kemp grounded out. Patrick lined a shot off of the pitcher but Olund was thrown out at third on the play. Orlando Rivera and Benard smacked back-to-back singles, with the latter scoring Patrick for an 11-9 lead.
In the sixth, Michael Hartnagel and Parenty hit RBI singles to tie the game at 11. From there, the bats went silent until the ninth inning when Parenty led off with a double then scored on a walk-off RBI single by Oddo. Sunday afternoon’s game closes the road portion of the 2018 schedule as the Beach Bums finish with a 24-24 road record. They also took all four series against Schaumburg, winning the season series, 8-4.
Jake Joyce got the win for Schaumburg, improving his record to 4-1. He pitched the ninth inning, giving up a hit and striking out one. Augie Gallardo drops to 1-1 with today’s loss. He went two and one-thirds innings, allowing a run on two hits, walking two, one intentionally, and striking out two.
The Beach Bums return home on Wednesday, August 29th against the Joliet Slammers. Wednesdays in 2018 are Double Header Nights, offering fans a chance to watch TWO games for the price of ONE! Gates open at 4:00pm -- First pitch for game one is set for 5:05pm. LISTEN LIVE anywhere in the world to Tom Willms, the voice of the Beach Bums, and the Budweiser Pre-Game Show at 4:45 PM.. Arrive early to sign up for between inning contests and beat the lines! For information and tickets, go to TCBeachBums.com or call the office at (231) 943-0100.
Thursday, August 30th is the last Silver Slugger/Thrifty Thursday of the 2018 season. It will also be a doubleheader as the Beach Bums make up a game lost to weather in June. Come on out and join the fun! Gates open at 4:00pm -- First pitch set for 5:05pm. Arrive early to sign up for between inning contests and beat the lines! For information and tickets, go to TCBeachBums.com or call the office at (231) 943-0100. The front office is open daily on non-gamedays, Monday through Friday at 8:30 am; the box office is open 1:00 PM to 6 PM. Fans may also book online through this website 24/7 however senior discount tickets must be purchased in person.