BEACH BUMS FANFEST OPENS 2018 SEASON
CITY, MI – For
the first time in 2018, the gates of Wuerfel Park were opened as the Traverse
City Beach Bums held their 13th annual Fan Fest. All of the new amenities were
on display, fans had their first chance to sample the new food offerings, and
check out all of the great 2018 merchandise in the gift
“Yellow/Navy” game was the highlight of the day’s events as the Beach Bums had
their first chance to play in front of a live crowd. The Yellow team picked up a
three-run fifth inning on their way to a 6-1 victory.
drove in the lone run for the Blue team with an RBI double that slammed off of
the right field wall, scoring Kenny Peoples-Walls in the bottom of the first.
The Yellow team responded in the top of the second when Isaac Benard led off
with a double then scored on a Josh Hauser groundout. In the fifth, the Yellow
team took the lead, putting up three runs in the frame, thanks to an RBI single
by Orlando Rivera, and a two-run single by Benard. The Yellow team added a couple more runs in
the eighth on an RBI double by Stephen Lohr and an RBI single by
combination of John Havird, Adam Cornwell, and Seth Brenner led the Yellow team
on the mound, allowing four hits throughout the contest. Havird went four
innings with one walk and five strikeouts, Cornwell, who earned the win, struck
out four in three innings of work, and Brenner closed the game with two perfect
innings on the hill. On the Blue side, Reinaldo Lopez and Jordan Desguin
combined for seven strikeouts in the losing effort.
the game, the players and coaches met fans in front of the clubhouse for a
meet-and-greet, and autograph session. It was a perfect spring day at the
ballpark and a great start to season number 13 of Traverse City Beach Bums
baseball at Wuerfel Park.
Bums open the season with a nine-game road-trip, starting on Friday against the
Normal Cornbelters in Illinois. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05pm and Tom
Willms will describe the action, starting at 7:45pm with the Budweiser pre-game
show, on TCBeachBums.com.
Opening night is Wednesday, May 23rd, and you’ll get double the bang for your buck with a doubleheader against the Florence Freedom. Magnet schedules will be given out to the first 500 fans, so arrive early and don’t miss out! The gates open at 4pm with first pitch for game one set to begin at 5:05pm. For information and tickets, go to TCBeachBums.com or call the office at (231) 943-0100.