BEACH BUMS SWEEP TWIN BILL AGAINST BOOMERS

SCHAUMBURG, IL- After Friday night’s game was suspended before the sixth inning, with the Traverse City Beach Bums(4-4) leading 8-3, the game continued tonight and Traverse City took the win 9-6, and then won the nightcap over the Schaumburg Boomers(2-6), 5-2. 

In game one, which started last night, Schaumburg got on the board first with an RBI sacrifice fly by Casey Scoggins in the second. The Beach Bums responded in the next half inning when Josh Hauser walked and Donald Glover, Jr. Hit a double. After Jason Heinrich walked to load the load, Will Kengor grounded out, scoring Hauser to tie the game. Luke Lowery followed with a sacrifice fly to score Glover, giving the Beach Bums a 2-1 lead. With one out in the fourth, Steve Lohr singled to center, then Kendall Patrick slammed a two-run homer over the centerfield wall, giving Traverse City a 4-1 lead.  

As the fog and mist rolled in, the Beach Bums took advantage in the top of the fifth. Glover led off with a single then Heinrich double and Kengor walk to load the bases. Lowery followed with a single up the middle to plate two runs, then with two outs, Patrick drove in two more with a double, handing the Bums an 8-1 lead. Schaumburg scored twice in the bottom of the frame, on RBIs by Austin Byler and Josh Gardiner before the game was suspended. A number of those hits were seemingly harmless fly balls that were lost in the weather.

Twenty hours and 23 minutes later, play was resumed and Schaumburg continued their comeback attempt with a Clint Hardy RBI single. In the seventh, the Boomers pulled within two with an RBI groundout by Dylan Jones, and an RBI single by James Keller.  Josh Hauser led off the ninth for  the Beach Bums with a single to right, then, after a sacrifice bunt moved him to second, he scored on an RBI single by Will Kengor. Schaumburg got the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the inning but John Michael Knighton closed the door for the win. 

Seth Brenner earned the win with a five inning performance where he allowed three runs and seven hits and three walks, while striking out seven. Kyle Cedotal is stuck with the loss after going four plus innings and giving up seven runs on six hits and four walks, to fall to 0-2. John Michael Knighton finished the last two and a third innings for his first save. He allowed three hits and fanned three. 

Game two started off as a pitcher’s duel as both teams went scoreless through four innings of the seven inning contest. Alexis Rivera led off the fifth with a single then moved to second on a wild pitch, then to third when Isaac Benard singled. Kenny Peoples-Walls drove in the game’s first run while beating out a potential double play. After Steve Lohr and Max Dutto walked to load the bases, Donald Glover, Jr. knocked in a run on a grounder to make it 2-0. 

In the sixth, Will Kengor singled then sprinted to third when Luke Lowery singled. While Alexis Rivera was at the plate, Kengor scored on a wild pitch. The Beach Bums put together a two out rally in the seventh starting with Orlando Rivera reaching on a fielder’s choice. Kengor walked then both runners moved up 90 feet on a wild pitch. Lowery followed by singling up the middle, scoring Orlando and Kengor. In the bottom of the inning, Clint Hardy hit a two-run single but the threat ended with a strikeout by Matt Williams. 

Jordan Desguin, making his season debut, earned the win by hurling five innings, allowing two hits and two walks, while striking out four. Payton Lobdell suffered the loss for Schaumburg to drop to 0-2 on the season. He gave up two runs on three hits and two walks in four and a third innings. 

Tomorrow afternoon, the Beach Bums go for a sweep of this weekend’s three game series. It’s also the last game of the Beach Bums season-opening nine game road trip. Joe Hauser gets the start for Schaumburg and Adam Cornwell will pitch for the Beach Bums, in a battle of righties. First pitch is scheduled for 2pm ET and Tom Willms will have the call at TCBeachBums.com, starting with the Budweiser pregame show at 1:40pm. 

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, stop on out to Wuerfel Park and chose your seats in person, or call the office at (231) 943-0100.

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