KENGOR & PATTERSON NAMED TO ALL-STAR TEAM
CITY, MI – The
Traverse City Beach Bums are proud to announce that infielders Will Kengor and
Steven Patterson have been selected to play in the 2017 Frontier League All-Star
Game, July 12th in Joliet, IL.
For the second consecutive season, Will Kengor will get the
starting nod at shortstop for the East Division All-Stars. He is hitting .325
with eight home runs and 42 runs batted in, which in currently third in the
league. Will is in his second season in the Frontier League and with the Beach
Bums after two seasons in the Detroit Tigers’ system. He started the 2017 season
with a 13 game hitting streak, hitting .431 with two home runs, five doubles, a
triple, 13 runs batted in, and 10 runs scored. The Pittsburgh native hasn’t
looked back, recently hitting home runs in three consecutive
Second baseman Steven Patterson, in his second season in the
Frontier League, also makes the All-Star Game for the second year in a row. He
is hitting .329, which is 10th in the league, with nine home runs,
which is fifth in the league, and 30 runs batted in. The former Cleveland
Indians draft pick out of Stockton, CA, is currently on a six game hitting
streak, hitting .333 over that time with a homer, a double, 2 runs batted in,
and three runs scored. He was also named the Frontier League Player of the Week,
for the week ending on May 28th.
Congratulations to Steven and Will on this great honor of being
chosen to represent the Traverse City Beach Bums with the finest of the Frontier
Come one, come all, and help us celebrate the 4th of
July, and in the process “Welcome Home” our wonderful veterans, active and
inactive military personnel. Our pre-game ceremony recognizes the valiant men
and women of our community who are serving and have served all of us. The
players and coaches will be wearing special red,white, and blue jerseys that
will auctioned off after the game. Please join us for the game against the
Florence Freedom and a FANtastic post-game fireworks display.
Individual tickets are now available, 24/7 at www.tcbeachbums.com, or by calling the box office at (231) 943-0100, Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm, and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm, on non-game days, and from 10am until the seventh inning on game days.