BENARD’S TRIPLE SEALS WIN AGAINST BOOMERS

SCHAUMBURG, IL- The Traverse City Beach Bums (40-47) pulled off a late comeback win tonight against the Schaumburg Boomers (43-45) by a final score of 3-2. 

In the second inning, Schaumburg got on the board when Nick Oddo scored on a wild pitch. Dylan Jones made it 2-0 with a RBI single. Luke Lowery led off the fourth inning with his eighth home run of the season, a solo shot over the left field wall, cutting the lead in half. 

In the deciding ninth inning, Alec Olund led off with a walk then moved to second when Josh Hauser reached on an error. Two batters later, Isaac Benard smashed a triple to the right field gap, scoring both Olund and Hauser, giving the Bums a 3-2 lead. In the bottom of the inning, Schaumburg loaded the bases but couldn’t get on the board. 

Augie Gallardo earned his first win of the season with a two inning relief effort. He allowed three hits and a walk while striking out one, improving his record to 1-0. Chris Powell suffered the loss to drop to 0-4. He went 3 and two-thirds inning in relief, giving up two unearned runs on two hits and three walks. John Michael Knighton loaded the bases in the ninth on two hits and a walk but he earned his 14th save of the season, adding two strikeouts. 

On Saturday night, the Beach Bums and Boomers play the second game of this weekend’s three-game set. Hendry Rodriguez starts for Schaumburg while Ken Knudsen gets the call for the Beach Bums. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00pm ET.  Tom Willms will have the call, starting with the Budweiser Pre-Game Show, at 6:40. LISTEN LIVE from anywhere in the world at TCBeachBums.com. 

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. 

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.