BEACH BUMS TAKE SERIES. ROHN WINS 1300TH
CRESTWOOD, IL -- The Traverse City Beach Bums(20-24) scored one run in the seventh and three in the eighth to defeat the Windy City Thunderbolts(15-29) by a final score of 4-2. Tonight's win clinches this weekend's series and gives manager Dan Rohn his 1300th win in his 21 year managerial career.
After a scoreless first inning, and an 18 minute rain delay, Windy City took a 1-0 lead in the second after an RBI single by Ronnie Healy. Tyler Straub doubled their advantage on an RBI single of his own. In the seventh, Kendall Patrick was able to reach on a one out walk. He then moved to second on a Max Dutto single. Josh Hauser drove him home by legging out a potential double play, pulling the Beach Bums within one.
Orlando Rivera led off the eighth for Traverse City and picked up a walk. Alec Olund followed and reached on an error. With Will Kengor at the plate, a passed ball moved Rivera to third and Olund to second, forcing an intentional walk to Kengor. So, with the bases loaded and nobody out, Luke Lowery singled into right field, scoring Rivera and Olund for the Bums first lead of the game. Kengor then scored on a wild pitch to make it a 4-2 game.
Kenneth Knudsen relieved Reinaldo Lopez after a solid six inning performance for Kenneth's third win of the season. He went two innings and allowed just one hit while striking out one and improving to 3-0. Jake Welch is dealt the loss, pitching seven innings and allowing three runs on five hits and walking two. He falls to 3-2. John Michael Knighton walked one but struck out the last two Bolts for his seventh save.
On Tuesday, the Beach Bums return home to start a three game set as they host the Southern Illinois Miners. Kurt Heyer gets the start for Southern Illinois and Jordan Desguin takes the bump for the Beach Bums. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm and Tom Willms will have the call, starting with the Budweiser pregame show, at 6:45pm. You can listen along from anywhere in the world at TCBeachBums.com.
The Bums will continue this week with a 6 game home stand, beginning with the Southern Illinois Miners and finishing with the Gateway Grizzlies. These games will close out the first half of the 2018 season. For information and tickets, go to TCBeachBums.com or call the office at (231) 943-0100.