BEACH BUMS FALL IN 12

CRESTWOOD, IL - The Traverse City Beach Bums’(38-47) Reinaldo Lopez, and the Windy City Thunderbolts’ Zac Westcott, each went a scoreless nine innings on the mound, but that wasn’t enough as Windy City picked up the win in 12, 3-2. 

It took until the international tie-breaker came into effect before each offense was able to get anything started. In the top of the 11th, Orlando Rivera placed at second, Isaac Benard singled to move Orlando to third, the Will Kengor hit a sacrifice fly to put the Bums up 1-0.  Windy City responded with their own sacrifice fly in the bottom of the inning, by Omar Obregon, tying the game.

In the 12th, Alexis Rivera was placed at second to start things off.  Connor Oliver grounded out to move Alexis to third then Ryan Kemp drove him home with a single to right. Although, Kemp was thrown out at second trying to extend to a double, Traverse City led 2-1. Tyler Straub tied the game in the bottom of the inning on a single then Matt Brown brought in Axel Johnson on a sacrifice fly to win the game. 

Jack Andersen earned the win for Windy City, giving up an unearned run in the 12th and striking out one to improve to 2-4. John Michael Knighton is dealt the loss, giving up two runs, one earned, on two hits, and an intentional walk, in the 12th to fall to 3-4. 

On Wednesday night, the Beach Bums and Windy City Thunderbolts play the middle game of this week’s three-game set. Eddie Avila gets the start for Windy City while John Havird is the choice for the Beach Bums. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05pm and Tom Willms will have the call, starting with the Budweiser pregame show, at 7:45. You can listen along from anywhere in the world at LISTEN LIVE. 

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 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.  

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.  Fans may also book online through this website 24/7 however senior discount tickets must be purchased in person.